By S. Rhian Reynolds
A Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation is a groundbreaking quantity that maps for the 1st time the interpretation historical past of Wales's languages. this can be additionally the 1st directory of Welsh-English literary translations and will be an integral 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 can be 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 by way of Professor M. Wynn Thomas, obtained a prestitgious examine provide from the humanities and arts learn Board for a one-year undertaking in 2001 that used to be to culminate in an online database, a world convention and this released volume. S. Rhian Reynolds used to be hired because the postdoctoral examine officer for the undertaking, which grew some distance past the anticipated lifespan as a result wealth and volume of the cloth uncovered. Translation perform has encompased the entire wealth of Welsh-language literature and one of the millions of translations recorded listed here 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 seeing that Welsh-English translation was once first instigated within the eighteenth century it has supplied a useful interface among Wales and the broader international (even non-anglophone cultures frequently observe 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, maybe) among the 2 cultures of Wales itself.
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Steve Short, Aneirin: The Gododdin (Felinfach: Llanerch, 1994). John T. Koch, The Gododdin of Aneirin: Text and Context from DarkAge North Britain (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997). Individual Translations from Y Gododdin, tr. Meirion, The Cambrian Register, 1 (1795), 402–3; tr. Edward Davies, The Mythology and Rites of the British Druids, pp. 326–80; tr. Thomas Stephens, Archaeologia Cambrensis, 3 (New Series, 1852), 113–14; tr. Revd D. Silvan Evans, The Four Ancient Books of Wales, pp.
42–3; ‘Gwawd Lluydd Mawr’ (The Praise of Lludd the Great), tr. William Owen Pughe and adapted by Mr Herbert, Taliesin; or, the Bards and Druids of Britain, pp. 257–61; tr. Revd Robert Williams, The Four Ancient Books of Wales, pp. 271–4; ‘Gweith Gwen Ystrat’ (The Battle of Gwenystrad), tr. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir), The Myvyrian Archaiology, pp. 52–3; tr. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir), Gwaith y Parchedig Evan Evans (Ieuan Brydydd Hir), ed. D. Silvan Evans (Caernarfon: H.
7–8; tr. Revd D. Silvan Evans, The Four Ancient Books of Wales, pp. 326–35; tr. Felicia Hemans, The Poetry of Wales (1873), p. 93; tr. Ernest Rhys, Land of My Fathers, pp. 51–2; tr. Ernest Rhys, A Celtic Anthology, pp. 260–1; tr. Philip P. 2 (1939), 78–9; tr. Ifor Williams, Lectures on Early Welsh Poetry, pp. 41–2; tr. D. M. Lloyd, A Book of Wales (1953), p. 272; tr. Gwyn Williams, The Rent that’s Due to Love, pp. 21–5; tr. Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson, A Celtic Miscellany (1951), pp. 282–3 18 Early Welsh Poetry (1971: pp.
A Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation by S. Rhian Reynolds