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 is often additionally the 1st directory of Welsh-English literary translations and may be an necessary instrument not just for students but in addition for lay readers and for college students 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 examine into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW), directed through Professor M. Wynn Thomas, obtained 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 internet database, a global convention and this released volume. S. Rhian Reynolds used to be hired because the postdoctoral learn officer for the venture, which grew a ways past the anticipated lifespan because of the wealth and volume of the cloth uncovered. Translation perform has encompased the complete wealth of Welsh-language literature and one of the hundreds of thousands of translations recorded listed here are the said 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 on the grounds 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 throughout the medium of English), among Wales and the opposite nations of the British Isles and (most importantly of all, probably) among the 2 cultures of Wales itself.
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EARLY SAGA POETRY Scholarly Edition Jenny Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry: A Study and Edition of the Englynion (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990). Canu Llywarch Collections William Owen [Pughe], The Heroic Elegies and Other Pieces of Llywarç Hen, Prince of the Cumbrian Britons (London: J. Owen, 1792). Glyn Jones and T. J. Morgan, The Saga of Llywarch the Old (London: Cockerel Press, 1955). Patrick K Ford, The Poetry of Llywarch Hen (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1974). Individual Translations ‘Cân yr Henwr’ [‘Kynn bum kein vaglawc’] (The Song of the Old Man), tr.
Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), pp. 127–8; ‘Arwyrain Owain Gwynedd’ [‘Arddwyreaf hael o hil Eneas’] (Plea for Reconciliation), tr. Tony Conran, The Penguin Book of Welsh Verse, pp. 106–7; tr. Tony Conran, Welsh Verse, pp. 143–4; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), pp. 128–9; ‘Breuddwyd Gwalchmai’ (Gwalchmai’s Dream), tr. Robert Gurney, Bardic Heritage, pp. 36–7; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), pp. 129–30; ‘Canu a Gant Gwalchmai ap Meilyr i Dduw’ (A Poem that Gwalchmai ap Meilyr Sang to God), tr.
Revd Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd; Ieuan Brydydd Hir), Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards, pp. 27–9; tr. John Walters, Translated Specimens of Welsh Poetry, pp. 14–16; tr. Revd Rd Williams, The Bardic Museum, pp. 41–2; tr. John Walters, The Cambrian Wreath, pp. 96–7; tr. William Owen Pughe, The Cambrian Journal, 5 (1858), 37–8; tr. Revd Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir), The Literature of the Kymry, pp. 57–9 (1876: pp. 48–51); tr. Tony Conran, The Penguin Book of Welsh Verse, pp.
A Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation by S. Rhian Reynolds