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Matthew Francis

Autor/a de The Mabinogi

12+ obres 128 Membres 5 Ressenyes

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Obres de Matthew Francis

The Mabinogi (2017) 39 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Mandeville (2008) 26 exemplars
Muscovy (2013) 18 exemplars
Wing (2020) 13 exemplars
Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (Acting Edition) (1997) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dragons (Faber poetry) (2001) 6 exemplars
Whom (1989) 4 exemplars
Blizzard (1996) 2 exemplars
Whereabouts (2005) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Northanger Abbey (1817)algunes edicions21,912 exemplars, 417 ressenyes
Poetry Magazine Vol. 205 No. 1, October 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poetry introduction. 7 (1990) 2 exemplars
Gramarye 15 (2019) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
New Welsh Reader 121 (2019) — Editor — 1 exemplars
New Welsh Reader 122 (2019) — Editor — 1 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Francis, Matthew
Data de naixement
1956
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK
Wales, UK
Professions
poet
academic
editor
Relacions
Francis, Richard H.
Organitzacions
Aberystwyth University
Biografia breu
Matthew Francis is the author of five Faber books of poetry, most recently The Mabinogi (2017). He has twice been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and in 2004 was chosen as one of the Next Generation poets. He has also edited W. S. Graham's New Collected Poems, and published a collection of short stories and two novels, the second of which, The Book of the Needle (Cinnamon Press) came out in 2014. He lives in West Wales and is Professor in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. (Faber & Faber)

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Genuinely unique and beautiful. I don't recall a word out of place.
 
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ortgard | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2022 |
Incredible; the voices of the past speak through this translation in a way that most translations don't. From the first page, you are brought into the mythic world of the past; through these verses, that world comes into focus and becomes tangible. A wonderful and beautiful work of poetry that I will surely re-read periodically.
 
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jeddak | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 8, 2021 |
A superb poetic retelling of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi.

In his introduction, Francis says that he's streamlined and slightly reorganised the stories to fit his verse and to promote a greater sense of narrative flow than is present in the originals. Something of a concern before I read the poem itself, but in making these changes to the stories he has retained both their charm and their gnomic otherworldliness.

I always feel grounded when I read the Mabinogi, despite the fantastical, magical and unearthly elements. The stories seem so rooted in the soil, growing organically out of the landscape. They are simultaneously earthy, earthly and cthonic, linking the realm of the everyday to the mystical and numinous worlds of the unconscious. Francis has captured that in his poems.… (més)
 
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Michael.Rimmer | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 6, 2017 |
I really enjoyed this. I struggle to like reading myth and legend in general, and have even less parience with most film verisons. But this verison of The Mabinogi, like me, loves the vitality of language, and is pithy and to the point. It covers the first four branches of "The Mabinogion", successfully editted to cohere these into a whole greater than the sum of their parts. Exactly what I needed, this does for The Mabinogi what Seamus Heaney did for Beowulf.
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rrmmff2000 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jun 25, 2017 |

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Obres
12
També de
7
Membres
128
Popularitat
#157,245
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
5
ISBN
25
Llengües
1

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