THE WATER HORSE
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill is one of Ireland’s leading poets and in this 121-page paperback, 32 of her works appear in both English and Irish. The translations into English are the work of Medbh McGuckian and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, also among Ireland’s most important living poets. Ní Dhomhnaill recently taught at New York University and Boston College. From Wake Forest University Press, Box 7333, Winston-Salem, N.C., which is also the North American publisher for Ní Chuilleanáin and McGuckian. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CELTIC SAINTS, PASSIONATE WANDERERS
Throughout the Celtic world, in Britain, Ireland and France, the legacy of the Celtic saints remain visible. Churches, placenames, standing stones, carved inscriptions, healing springs and local lore all stand as a testament to those who established the Christian church in their native lands. Using arch’ological and literary evidence, Elizabeth Rees, a Catholic nun, presents, in this 208-page hardback, stories of some of the best known Celtic saints. The book also has 28 illustrations and 13 maps. From Thames & Hudson, 500 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10110, tel.: (212) 354-3763. $24.95.
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