The Book of Taliesin
The Book of Taliesin

The Book of Taliesin

Poems of Warfare and Praise in an Enchanted Britain

Rowan Williams

(author)

,

Gwyneth Lewis

(author)

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The great work of Welsh literature, translated in full for the first time in over 100 years by two of its country's foremost poets

Tennyson portrayed him, and wrote at least one poem under his name. Robert Graves was fascinated by what he saw as his work's connection to a lost world of deeply buried folkloric memory. He is a shapeshifter; a seer; a chronicler of battles fought, by sword and with magic, between the ancient kingdoms of the British Isles; a bridge between old Welsh mythologies and the new Christian theology; a 6th-century Brythonic bard; and a legendary collective project spanning the centuries up to The Book of Taliesin's compilation in 14th-century North Wales. He is, above all, no single 'he'.

The figure of Taliesin is a mystery. But of the variety and quality of the poems written under his sign, of their power as exemplars of the force of ecstatic poetic imagination, and of the fascinating window they offer us onto a strange and visionary world, there can be no question. In the first volume to gather all of the poems from The Book of Taliesin since 1915, Gwyneth Lewis and Rowan Williams's accessible translation makes these outrageous, arrogant, stumbling and joyful poems available to a new generation of readers.

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Book publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date 27 Jun 2019
Format Hardback
Pages 304
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