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The Mabinogion by Evangeline Walton
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May 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, mythology
Read in May, 2009

I enjoyed this retelling of the Mabinogion tales - which I knew from having read Lady Guest's translation previously. I liked the way Walton managed to keep an archaic turn of phrase without making the book too much hard work to read. It flowed well and I liked her expansions and reimaginings of certain aspects of the stories. I did feel, however, that she was telling them with a very modern, knowing, perspective and certainly with an agenda of her own (whether this was deliberate or not).

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