The Tain

The Tain

A New Translation of the Táin Bó Cúailnge

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Penguin Putnam
'[A] brilliant and altogether engaging new translation' (Los Angeles Times) of the greatest epic in Irish literature

The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great epic, on par with Beowulf and The Aeneid. The story of the emergence of a hero, a paean to the Irish landscape, and a bawdy and contentious marital farce, The Tain tells of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick. In its first translation in forty years, Ciaran Carson brings this seminal work of Irish literature fully to life, capturing all of its visceral power in what acclaimed poets Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon individually called one of the best books of the year. 

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Random House, Inc.
The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a mythic tale of the legendary warrior, Cu Châulainn, and his battle against the invading army of Connacht over the fabled Brown Bull of Cooley.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows legendary warrior Cu Chulainn into his battle against the invading army of Connacht, in a story of the emergence of a hero, a paean to the Irish landscape, and a mythic tale on par with Beowulf and The Aeneid. Original.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2008
ISBN: 9780140455304
0140455302
Branch Call Number: 891.621 T136 2008
PB1423.T3 C37 2008
Characteristics: xxx, 223 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Carson, Ciaran 1948-- Translator
Alternative Title: Táin bó Cúlainge

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