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 is often additionally the 1st directory of Welsh-English literary translations and may be an imperative device not just for students but additionally 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 study into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW), directed by means of Professor M. Wynn Thomas, acquired a prestitgious study furnish from the humanities and arts examine Board for a one-year undertaking in 2001 that used to be to culminate in a web based database, a world convention and this released volume. S. Rhian Reynolds used to be hired because the postdoctoral study officer for the venture, which grew a long way past the anticipated lifespan end result of the wealth and volume of the fabric 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 stated 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 because Welsh-English translation was once first instigated within the eighteenth century it has supplied a useful interface among Wales and the broader global (even non-anglophone cultures often 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, probably) among the 2 cultures of Wales itself.
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M. Lloyd, A Book of Wales (1953), pp. 310–11; tr. Gwyn Williams, The Burning Tree, pp. 53–9; tr. Robert Gurney, Bardic Heritage, pp. 24–9; tr. Tony Conran, The Penguin Book of Welsh Verse, pp. 104–5; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry, pp. 119–23; tr. Gwyn Williams, Welsh Poems: Sixth Century to 1600, pp. 32–5; tr. Gwyn Williams, To Look for a Word, pp. 39–42; tr. Tony Conran, Welsh Verse, pp. 141–2; tr. Carl Lofmark, Bards and Heroes, pp. 74–5; tr. Tony Conran, Love from Wales: An Anthology, ed.
Jenny Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry, p. 487; tr. Joseph P. Clancy, Medieval Welsh Poems (2003), pp. 95–6. ) from ‘The Juvencus Englyns’, tr. John Rhy^ s, Y Cymmrodor, 18 (1905), 103–4; tr. Ifor Williams, Lectures on Early Welsh Poetry, p. 29; tr. H. Idris Bell, A History of Welsh Literature, p. 21; tr. Ifor Williams, The Beginnings of Welsh Poetry, pp. 90, 102; tr. A. O. H. Jarman, The Cynfeirdd: Early Welsh Poets and Poetry, p. 100; tr. Gwyn Williams, To Look for a Word, p. 8; tr. Jenny Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry; pp.
Williams, The Bardic Museum, p. 42; tr. William Owen Pughe, The Cambrian Journal, 5 3 Recent scholarship points to this poem having been mistakenly attributed to Elidir Sais by the editors of the Myvyrian Archaiology, and subsequently by various translators. Closer inspection of the Red Book of Hergest would seem to suggest Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Goch as the most likely author. See Gwaith Meilyr Brydydd a’i Ddisgynyddion, ed. J. E. Caerwyn Williams (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1994), pp. 318–19.
A Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation by S. Rhian Reynolds