The Great Book of Gaelic (英語) ハードカバー – 2003/4/21
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The 100 Gaelic poems have been nominated by leading poets and writers such as Seamus Heaney, Hamish Henderson and Alistair Macleod as well as the contributing poets themselves. The selection features work from almost every century from the 6th to the 21st and includes the earliest Gaelic poetry in existence. Comedy, tragedy, love, death, the spiritual and the bawdy are all represented in poems by Sorley MacLean, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Iain Crichton Smith, Michael Davitt, Kevin MacNeil and Cathal O. Searcaigh.
The 100 visual artists - 50 from each country - were commissioned to respond to the poetry in a variety of media. The artists include Alan Davie, Rita Duffy, Will Maclean, Brian Maguire, Frances Walker, Anna Macleod, John Byrne, Shane Cullen, Alasdair Gray, Noel Sheridan, Calum Colvin and Alastair MacLennan. A small team of calligraphers and typographer Don Addison worked in collaboration with the artists to integrate the key lines of poetry and the artist's images.
Their richness, intelligence, and their extraordinary unity of purpose makes the collection something of enormous importance in our culture. This is not merely an anthology, nor yet a book of illustrations. It is a work of symbiosis, where each set of talents is deployed uniquely to complement the other. -- Michael Russell * * The Herald * * My best book of 2002 is The Great Book of Gaelic. This collection of 100 Gaelic verses, now accompanied by an illustration in each case, will take the great cultural history of Scotland and Ireland all over the world. And the book is more than a souvenir - it is a wonderful collection which celebrates our rich cultural past and the artistic talent that exists in Scotland an Ireland today. For reference, for pleasure - I would recommend it. -- Jack McConnell, First Minister * * Scotland on Sunday * * A brilliant bridge between tradition and modernity, in words and images . . . Now the Great Book will attune the ears of English speakers to the historic wealth of Gaelic poetry - as well as delighting their eyes. -- Boyd Tonkin * * Independent * *商品の説明をすべて表示する