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Thread #154186   Message #3615210
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
04-Apr-14 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mediaeval Fiction: any rec's??
Subject: RE: BS: Mediaeval Fiction: any rec's??
"Sweeney Astray", translator Seamus Heaney.

For an interesting take on Sweeney, see Flann O'Brien's masterpiece At Swim Two Birds. Otherwise, there's a splendid e-text of Buile Suibhne (not the Heaney version) HERE.

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Also in the realms of real medieval fiction, I've just bought a copy of the Penguin Classics edition of Rabelais' Gargantua & Pantagruel which is shaping up to be a right old rollicking read.

Also for those interested in the real thing, I can also recommend Bocaccio's The Decameron, as well as the Pasolini film of it.

Likewise amazing is Pasolini's masterful take on The Canterbury Tales which is the perfect spring film with a folk soundtrack to simply die for. And you get a full frontal scene featuring a young Tom Baker!

I hear the book's pretty good too..