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An Leabhar Liath | The Light Blue Book: 500 Years of Gaelic Love and Transgressive Verse

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Winner of the 2016 Donald Meek Award.

This collection, covering 500 years of transgressive Gaelic poetry with new English translations, breaks the mould for anthologies of Gaelic verse. It offers poems that are erotic, rude, seditious and transgressive; that deal with love, sex, the body, politics and violent passion; and that are by turns humorous, disturbing, shocking and
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Luath Press Ltd
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Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this collection, some were fun to giggle at others opened your eyes to how things were viewed in the time they were written and some were just plain sweet. Not to mention it's not often you get to read erotic/sensual/impassioned/adoring poetry translated from Gaelic!
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