Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson's translation skilfully conveys the astonishing imagery and eloquence of Celtic literature. This edition includes a preface, maps, separate introductions to each section and detailed notes.
Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson was born in 1909. He began his career as a lecturer in Celtic at Cambridge, before becoming the first chair of the Department of Celtic Language and Literature at Harvard. He undertook war service with the Uncommon Languages section of British censorship and subsequently held professorships at Harvard and Edinburgh. Professor Jackson died in 1991.