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The Irish for No
4.40
Let me begin by inviting you into the club: there is no word in Irish, or in any of the Celtic languages, for "no." Nor is there a word for "yes." Rat ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 24, 2007
 
Tales of the Elders of Ireland
3.59
For someone who goes out of her way to read and translate Irish and Welsh mythology, well, it took me forever to get to this. Now I remember why. This ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 10, 2007
 
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
3.38
Read my review of the audiobook here: http://booksforears.com/2008/12/10/be...
Jan 2002
Sep 24, 2007
 
Thou Harp of My Music
4.50
Right, so, this is one of those books I had to have once I found out it existed. Carmichael was born in 1832 on a little island in Scotland called Lis ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 24, 2007
 
Sweeney's Flight
4.39
This book pairs sections of Heaney's translation of Buile Suibhne (Sweeney Astray) with black and white photographs of Donegal by Rachel Giese (now Ra ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 28, 2009
 
The Getting of Vellum
4.33
Catherine Byron's The Getting of Vellum is a narrow book of verse. I've read it over and over again over the last few months. The poems contained in t ...more
Jan 2002
Sep 25, 2007
 
Triúr Ban
5.00
Astoundingly beautiful.
Jan 1999
Jan 12, 2009
 
The Very Stuff: Poems on Color, Thread, and the Habits of Women
3.91
It's twee. It's precious. And most of the poetry between the covers is doggerel. I should have known by the concept--Beal used the colors of DMC embro ...more
Jan 2006
Sep 24, 2007
 
Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania
4.67
This is an anthology of sacred poetry from around the world; much of it from tribes in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The translations are tight and ...more
Jan 1998
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Ghost Orchid
4.07
Michael Longley is an astoundingly talented poet, but also a very witty one. This collection includes several pieces that either translate or respond ...more
Mar 19, 2009
Oct 10, 2007
 
The Táin: From the Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge
3.98
Arguably the best translation from Old Irish to English available. It's full of action, intrigue, sex, poetry, myth--everything worth reading, in shor ...more
Jan 1992
Sep 24, 2007
 
An Leabhar Mòr: The Great Book of Gaelic
4.78
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The concept is visionary, the translations are excellent, the illuminations are breathtaking. Beautiful, beautiful, b ...more
May 2002
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Craneskin Bag: Celtic Stories And Poems
4.86
I would love to find a copy of this.
not set
Sep 27, 2007
 
The Harps that Once...: Sumerian Poetry in Translation
4.39
None
not set
Apr 17, 2012
 
The Iliad
3.78
None
Jan 1989
Sep 24, 2007
 
From the Mountain, from the Valley: New and Collected Poems
3.90
None
Jan 2005
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Sagas of Icelanders
4.27
None
Jan 2002
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Water Horse
4.28
None
Jan 2007
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Astrakhan Cloak
4.36
None
Jan 1997
Sep 24, 2007
 
Preoccupations: Selected Prose 1968-1978: Selected Prose, 1968-78
4.29
None
Jan 1996
Sep 24, 2007
 
Sweeney Astray
4.13
None
Jan 1996
Sep 24, 2007
 
Station Island
4.20
None
Jan 1997
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Haw Lantern
4.17
None
Jan 1998
Sep 24, 2007
 
The Kalevala
4.05
None
Jan 2008
Sep 25, 2007
 
Metamorphoses
4.01
None
Jan 1991
Sep 25, 2007
 
The Waste Land
4.09
None
Jan 1989
Sep 25, 2007
 
Four Quartets
4.37
None
Jan 1993
Sep 25, 2007
 
The Waste Land and Other Poems
4.23
None
Jan 1992
Sep 25, 2007
 
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
4.07
None
Jan 1980
Sep 25, 2007
 
Selected Poems
4.24
None
Jan 1990
Sep 25, 2007
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