By S. Rhian Reynolds
A Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation is a groundbreaking quantity that maps for the 1st time the interpretation background of Wales's languages. this can be additionally the 1st directory of Welsh-English literary translations and will be an critical device 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 study into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW), directed via Professor M. Wynn Thomas, acquired a prestitgious examine supply from the humanities and arts learn Board for a one-year undertaking in 2001 that used to be to culminate in an internet database, a world convention and this released volume. S. Rhian Reynolds used to be hired because the postdoctoral learn officer for the undertaking, which grew a long way past the predicted lifespan a result of wealth and volume of the cloth uncovered. Translation perform has encompased the total wealth of Welsh-language literature and one of the millions of translations recorded listed below are the said classics of eu 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 seeing 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 frequently detect Welsh-language literature in the course of the medium of English), among Wales and the opposite international locations of the British Isles and (most importantly of all, possibly) among the 2 cultures of Wales itself.
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Nash, Taliesin; or, the Bards and Druids of Britain, pp. 219–21; tr. Revd Robert Williams, The Four Ancient Books of Wales, pp. 303–6; tr. Ifor Williams, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1940), 75–7; tr. Gwyn Williams, Introduction to Welsh Poetry, p. 59; tr. Tony Conran, The Penguin Book of Welsh Verse, pp. 80–2; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry, pp. 89–91; tr. Ifor Williams, The Beginnings of Welsh Poetry, pp. 163–6; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Oxford Book, pp.
Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry, p. 113; tr. Gwyn Williams, To Look for a Word, p. 63; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), p. 120; ‘Kyntaw geir’ (‘The first word that I will utter’), tr. Revd D. Silvan Evans, The Four Ancient Books of Wales, pp. 519–21; tr. unsigned, in P. L. Henry, The Early English and Celtic Lyric (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1966), pp. 86–8; tr. Jenny Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry, pp. 499–500; ‘Tristwch yn y Gwanwyn’ [‘Cyntefin Ceinaf Amser’] (Sadness in Springtime), tr.
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