By S. Rhian Reynolds
A Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation is a groundbreaking quantity that maps for the 1st time the interpretation heritage of Wales's languages. this is often additionally the 1st directory of Welsh-English literary translations and may be an quintessential instrument not just for students but in addition for lay readers and for college kids of Celtic and Welsh literatures. As a source that opens up for the 1st time one of many richest fields of translation within the British context, this bibliography is usually a pioneering Welsh contribution to the burgeoning educational box of translation studies. The Centre for learn into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW), directed via Professor M. Wynn Thomas, bought a prestitgious learn furnish from the humanities and arts examine Board for a one-year venture in 2001 that used to be to culminate in an online database, a world convention and this released volume. S. Rhian Reynolds was once hired because the postdoctoral study officer for the undertaking, which grew a long way past the predicted lifespan as a result of the wealth and volume of the cloth uncovered. Translation perform has encompased the complete wealth of Welsh-language literature and one of the millions of translations recorded listed below are the stated classics of ecu culture---The Mabinogion, the paintings of Dafydd ap Gwilym, the hymns of William Williams Pantycelyn and the performs, fiction, and political writings of Saunders Lewis. Ever given that Welsh-English translation used to be first instigated within the eighteenth century it has supplied a useful interface among Wales and the broader international (even non-anglophone cultures often notice Welsh-language literature during the medium of English), among Wales and the opposite international locations of the British Isles and (most importantly of all, probably) among the 2 cultures of Wales itself.
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Patrick K. Ford, The Poetry of Llywarch Hen (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1974), pp. 67–75; tr. Gwyn Williams, To Look for a Word, pp. 28–9; tr. Jenny Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry, pp. 497–9; tr. Sarah Lynn Higley, Between Languages: The Uncooperative Text in Early Welsh and Old English Nature Poetry (University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993), pp. 263–8; tr. Edward Jones, The Bardic Source Book, p. 194; tr. Patrick K. Ford, The Celtic Poets, pp. 179–82; tr.
Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry, pp. 169–70; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), pp. 170–1; ‘Marwysgafn Bleddyn Fardd. Ef ei Hun a’i Cant’ (The Deathbed Song of Bleddyn Fardd. He Himself Sang it), tr. Tony Conran, The Penguin Book of Welsh Verse, pp. 133–4; tr. Tony Conran, Welsh Verse, pp. 166–7; tr. Catherine A. McKenna, The Medieval Welsh Religious Lyric, p. 205. CYNDDELW BRYDYDD MAWR (fl. 1155–1195) Individual Translations ‘Arwyrain Owain Gwynedd’ (In Praise of Owain Gwynedd), tr.
Saunders Lewis, Presenting Saunders Lewis, ed. Alun R. Jones and Gwyn Thomas (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1983), pp. 146–7; tr. John T. Koch, The Celtic Heroic Age (1995), pp. 339–41; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, The Triumph Tree: Scotland’s Earliest Poetry AD 550–1350, ed. Thomas Owen Clancy (Edinburgh: Canongate Classics, 1998), pp. 80–1; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), p. 40; ‘Canu y Byd Bychan’ (The Lesser Song of the World), tr. Edward Davies, The Mythology and Rites of the British Druids, pp.