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This is an auction for A CELTIC MISCELLANY by Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson. reviews:

"Including works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Celtic Miscellany offers a rich blend of poetry and prose from the 8th to the 19th century, and provides a unique insight into the minds and literature of the Celtic people. It is a literature dominated by a deep sense of wonder, wild inventiveness and a profound sense of the uncanny, in which the natural world and the power of the individual spirit are celebrated with astonishing imaginative force. Arranged by theme, from the hero-tales of Cú Chulainn, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the sensitive and intimate writings of early Celtic Christianity, this anthology provides a fascinating insight into a creative literary tradition."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is a terrific and comprehensive collection of Celtic poetry and prose. Everything is nicely indexed according to what style of writing it is, and what the subject is, in the table of contents. You'll find Welsh, Breton, Cornish, Scots-Gaelic, and Irish works of art here. And I also read it for pleasure: the section on humorous works is especially enjoyable."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson (1909-1991) began his career as a lecturer in Celtic at Cambridge, before becoming the first chair of the Department of Celtic Language and Literature at Harvard. He undertook war service with the Uncommon Languages section of British censorship and subsequently held professorships at Harvard and Edinburgh.

Penguin paperback 1971.

343 pages.

Some discolouration to the edge of the pages. Otherwise, good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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