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Together with works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Celtic Miscellany bargains a wealthy mix of poetry and prose from the 8th to the 19th century, and gives a different perception into the minds and literature of the Celtic humans. it's a literature ruled by way of a deep feel of ask yourself, wild inventiveness and a profound experience of the uncanny, within which the flora and fauna and the ability of the person spirit are celebrated with magnificent creative strength. Skifully prepared by means of subject matter, from the hero-tales of Cu Chulainn, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the delicate and intimate writings of early Celtic Christianity, this anthology offers a desirable perception right into a deeply artistic literary culture.

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