An Lasair – Anthology of 18th Century Scottish Gaelic Verse

Ronald Black (Editor)

£25.00

A colourful anthology of over sixty poems from one of the most dynamic periods of Gaelic literature. Arranged chronologically and edited with facing translations by Ronald Black.

ISBN: 9781912476770 Category:

ISBN: 9781912476770

Publisher: Birlinn

Publication date: 09 October 2019

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Birlinn, 2019. 533 pages. Còmhdach bog.

A colourful anthology of over sixty poems from one of the most dynamic periods of Gaelic literature. Arranged chronologically and edited with facing translations by Ronald Black, these poems, composed in a range of forms and styles, span the whole gamut of human experience, from politics, religion and war to love, sex and domestic life. Together they form a rich celebration of Gaelic culture and provide a fascinating insight into the passions and preoccupations of Highland people during a turbulent perios of their history.

Over 40 poets featured. Includes extensive notes and an introduction, which set the poems firmly in their literary and historical contexts. Including Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Duncan Ban MacIntyre, Sileas na Ceapaich, Rob Donn, Dugald Buchanan, William Ross and John MacCodrum.

First published in 2001.

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