Celtic literature


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Celtic literature:

see Breton literatureBreton literature
, in the Celtic language of Brittany. Although there are numerous allusions in other literatures of the 12th to 14th cent. to the "matter of Brittany," which includes the stories of Tristan and King Arthur, no Breton texts remain from this period.
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; Cornish literatureCornish literature.
The literature of the Celtic language of Cornwall, which has been spoken only by bilingual speakers since the late 18th cent. The surviving pre-1800 literature consists largely of a few miracle plays, mostly of the 15th cent.
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; Gaelic literatureGaelic literature,
literature in the native tongue of Ireland and Scotland. Since Scots Gaelic became separate from Irish Gaelic only in the 17th cent., the literature is conventionally divided into Old Irish (before 900), Middle Irish (until 1350), Late Middle or Early Modern
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; Welsh literatureWelsh literature,
literary writings in the Welsh language. Early Works

The earliest Welsh literature is preserved in about half a dozen manuscripts written with one exception after the 12th cent.
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Anglo Saxon, Nordic and ancient Celtic literature centres on man's heroic struggle.
He published widely on mythology, Irish history, Celtic literature, Old Irish grammar, and contemporary Irish politics.
26) Tadhg O Dushlaine, 'The Hippieization of the Gael and vice versa', Celtic Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century (The International Celtic Congress, 1997), p.
Sandwiched among these were books on education and Celtic literature, and a new volume of poems.
Specialising in Welsh and Celtic literature, the library displays maps, manuscripts, prints and drawings alongside books in all dialects.
He points out that it was Matthew Arnold's On the Study of Celtic Literature (1867) that first looked to the Irish peasantry as a source of spiritual power.
finds a fresh and fascinating source of inspiration, namely Celtic literature, specifically that associated with the scholarly monks of Ireland.
His passionate interest in Celtic literature and spirituality, myth and legend, is reflected here and in his other poetry books, Gronw's Stone, published by Headland 1997, and Blodeuwedd: an Anthology of Women Poets, Headland 200I.
After an introduction by the editors and a toughly technical essay by Kristin Hanson and Paul Kiparsky on the nature of verse and its consequences for the mixed form, there are essays on prosimetrum in the classical tradition by Jan Ziolkowski; in Aucassin et Nicolette and other medieval French examples by Ardis Butterfield; in Insular Celtic literature by Proinsias Mac Cana; in Icelandic saga by Joseph Harris; in German Romanticism by Judith Ryan; in the cante fable and occidental folk narrative by W.
Brandan," which illustrates his attraction to the "mystical alliance of naturalism and spiritualism" and to Arnold's lectures on the Study of Celtic Literature, which celebrate the Celtic past from an aesthetic, academic point of view, but argue for a fruitful union between England and its Celtic fringe.
While visiting the Dean at Llandudno in 1864, Matthew Arnold was inspired to write his notorious On a Study of Celtic Literature, which caused decades of debate resulting in the all-Welsh rule at the National Eisteddfod.
Dr Wood, who specialises in Welsh folklore and Celtic literature, dismisses Brown's assertion that the Grail was discovered by the Knights Templar who buried it beneath one of the pillars of Rosslyn Chapel.