The Mabinogion


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ISBN nr (10 of 13 cijfers)
978 0 19 921878 3
Titel en schrijver
The Mabinogion, Sioned Davies
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Oxford University Press, 2007, eerste druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, Kunst & Cultuur
Korte samenvatting
This new translation, the first for thirty years, recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance are just some of the themes by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up this Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion.

“The Mabinogion (“story of youth”) is the collective name given to 11 medieval Welsh tales found in manuscripts dated between 1382 and approximately 1410. The most coherent group is the “Four Branches”, which depict a mythical world in which Pryderi changes places with the king of the underworld for a year, a murdered husband is transformed into an eagle, and two brothers, as a punishment, are turned into animals and condemned to procreate and produce incestuous offspring with each other. “The Guardian

‘This fresh, energetic translation is a revelation’ Gwyneth Lewis, Guardian

Informatie over de schrijver
Sioned Davies, professor of Welsh at Cardiff University. Her special interest is the interplay between orality and literacy, together with the performance aspects of medieval Welsh narrative.
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