The Red Branch Tales (Ulster Cycle): DJ front coverThe Red Branch Tales (Ulster Cycle): DJ back cover & spine

The Red Branch Tales (Ulster Cycle) by Randy Lee Eickhoff (2003 Hardback)


£50.00

Very good condition used Hardback
with intact Dust Jacket.

2003 First Edition published by: A Forge Book/
Tom Doherty Associates, NY, USA.
Author: Randy Lee Eickhoff.
ISBN: 0312870191.
Approx dims: 215mm h x 150mm w x 34mm d.

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The Red Branch Tales (Ulster Cycle)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

2003 First Edition published by: A Forge Book/ Tom Doherty Associates, NY, USA.
Author: Randy Lee Eickhoff.
ISBN: 0312870191.
Approx dims: 215mm h x 150mm w x 34mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with one small tear to bottom left corner of back of DJ, plus slight creasing to edges and signs of handling. Intact spine. DJ over very good condition black boards. 400 clean/ slightly off white pages of English text, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Red Branch Tales (Ulster Cycle):

”Randy Lee Eickhoff continues his translation of the Ulster Cycle, often referred to as the Red Branch Cycle, the large corpus of work that is primarily responsible for establishing the cultural identity of today’s Ireland.

In this collection of Ireland’s famous myths, Eickhoff once again proves his mastery of translation and his ability to give these classic tales new life. Here he presents thirty stories that reveal ancient Irish culture as it’s seldom been seen before.

All of the characters of Irish myth receive new life and are presented in vibrant and unique ways. In addition, by providing introductions to the tales, Eickhoff gives insight into the legends that formed the identity of a people.

In the pre-Christian era, when warriors fought from chariots, Druids provided the mystical answers to the universe, and men and women believed strongly in magic, these stories begin. Prepare to enter Randy Lee Eickhoff’s Ireland.

Randy Lee Eickhoff holds several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Classics. He lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on novels, plays, poetry and translations in several languages. His translation of Ireland’s national epic, the Ulster Cycle, is now a text used in schools in the United States and overseas.”