Description - Duanaire Na Sracaire by Meg Bateman
This anthology spans almost a thousand years of Gaelic verse, bringing together for the first time the poetry from the millennium c.600-1600 AD, when Scotland shared its rich culture with Ireland. It includes a huge range of rich and diverse poetry: prayers and hymns of Iona, lays of Finn, praise poems and satires from the drinking halls of chiefs, courtly songs and lewd rants from the aristocracy, songs of battle and death, poems of love, and incantations. All poems appear with facing-page translations and each poem is accompanied by critical information about the piece itself, the poet and the historical context of his/her work.
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(216mm x 138mm x 46mm)
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Author Biography - Meg Bateman
Meg Bateman was born in Edinburgh and studied Gaelic at Aberdeen University. She is well-known as a poet in her own right. She currently lives on Skye and teaches at Sabhal Mor Ostaig. Wilson McLeod teaches at Edinburgh University.