Saturday, October 16, 2010

New historical anthology of Galician literature

Francis Boutle Publishers have just published Breogán’s Lighthouse: An anthology of Galician literature, edited by Antonio Raúl de Toro Santos. This fine volume contains a total of over 200 texts of mainly poetry and fiction covering medieval literature, the so-called Dark Centuries and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The translations in this volume were carried out by John Rutherford (poetry and medieval prose) and by David Clark, Anne MacCarthy and Juan Casas, and Alan Floyd and Ana Gabín (modern prose). The book forms part of a Lesser Used Languages of Europe series, and contains a short introduction to Galician literature by Luciano Rodríguez and an essay on the Galician language by Manuel González González. Congratulations to all involved!

A revised list of books of Galician literature published in English translation is available here.

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