This is why ‘The Book of Taliesin’ is still a relevant poetry collection for modern-day readers interested in British literature
Before I dive into this review, I feel a bit of a grounding is needed. The Gododdin by Gillian Clarke is a collection of short elegies mourning the aftermath of a disastrous battle. It is also known by its Brittonic name Y Gododdin, but I will use the English as that is what the bookContinue reading “‘The Gododdin: Lament For The Fallen’ Is a Pathos Laden Masterpeice”
Maria Dahvana Headley’s new translation of ‘Beowulf’ is just the perfect balance of narrative action, humour and emotion.