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Womans Words by Joanne Findon
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Feb 02, 09

bookshelves: celtic-studies, mythology, non-fiction, womens-studies, women-writers
Read in February, 2009

You have to be well versed in Irish mythology for this book to appeal, and even then I'm guessing feminist scholars within the Celtic Studies community will be Findon's fans. In her work, Findon highlights Emer as an unusually influential female speaker in the mythos. I think Findon did a great job explaining her thesis and selecting sections from the texts to support it. She includes both the original Old and Middle Irish and English translations each time she quotes source material, and that made my nerdy little heart sing. This is a strong scholarly showing from Findon.
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