. The book pays particular attention to timings of the Dams raid, as it is easy to overlook the fact, that this was a complex three-phase operation, spanning 8 hours and 47 minutes, with action occurring simultaneously at widely dispersed locations. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Eickhoff's version also has an earthier tone than others I've read. In fact, I would wholeheartedly recommend Thomas Kinsella quintessential translation, which feels more complete, more dignified, more alive. You should read it, as it was written, with enthusiasm. And speaking of Tolken and that ilk, Lewis too you can see how tales like For as old and culture-bound as this story is, Eickhoff does a nice job of making it accessible to the modern reader.
Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. You hereby warrant that you are 16 years of age or older or are visiting the Website under parental supervision. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Pages and cover are clean and intact. A seamless blend of scholarship and storytelling, though perhaps too specialized for a wide American audience.
Her daughter, too, has similar virtues -- hence the name Finnabair of the Anxious Thighs. Customer service is our top priority!. Although Eickhoff renders some passages in verse, for the most part he tries to give the great epic the form of a modern novel. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Register a free 1 month Trial Account. Ultimately, this is an attempt to match the wealth of her husband, King Ailill of Connacht, who owns a magnificent white bull.
Book is in Used-Good condition. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. He claims that this volume, a fever dream of disembowelments, decapitations, impalements and mass rapes, is a standard textbook. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Lively and lyrical, this gory tale from Irish mythology is a tale of hubris as well as great courage, where brother turns against brother. I've read and heard so many references to this story that I thought I really should read it.
This is the stuff great legends are made of, and it's packed with enough fighting, blood, sex and mysticism to satisfy most readers. Lots of sex, killing, and drinking. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Morgan Llywelyn's The Red Branch is still probably one of the best, although there are others on the market or, unfortunately, off the market which use modern storytelling techniques to create a historical novel with a smoother flow and greater detail. Filled with the adventure and tragedy, and told in the style that Randy Lee Eickhoff has made his own, The Destruction of the Inn is a story of Ireland's past, and one of her most enduring tales. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind.
I was surprised by how into it I got. This version has a marvelous ring of authenticity. I really enjoyed a lot of the characters in this book and was enthralled with what was going to happen to Connaire by the end of the book. Ultimately, this is an attempt to match the wealth of her husband, King Ailill of Connacht, who owns a magnificent white bull. And I'd have to say I skipped more in the Lord of the Rings trilogy than I did in this. He other novels include Return to Ithaca, Then Came Christmas and The Quick and the Dead. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
It tells of Connacht's Queen Maeve, whose lust for wealth led a vast army on a raid deep into Ulster for a spectacular brown bull, and the lone hero Cuchulainn, a boy of only 17 although already a proven warrior with many songs and legends about him, who stands ready to stop them. I have read and re-read this translation for comparison with other translations of the old texts. Randy Lee Eickhoff, The Raid Randy Lee Eickhoff, The Raid Forge, 1997 Perhaps more than any other version of the Tain I've read, Randy Lee Eickhoff's The Raid has captured the style and tone of an epic. Queen Maeve, jealous, learns of another such bull in the weak neighboring province of Ulster and musters her armies to capture him. We have reviewed our partners privacy policies to ensure that they comply with similar policies in order to ensure your data security.
Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. His nonfiction work on the Tigua Indians, Exiled, won the Southwest Book Award. I really enjoyed a lot of the characters in this book and was enthralled with what was going to happen to Connaire by the end of the book. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. It was interesting, and I thought the writer did a good job of bringing the tale to life in English.