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The Feast

The Feast

A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland's Epic Tale

Ulster Cycle (Volume 2)

Randy Lee Eickhoff

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The Feast is a modern translation of Fled Bricrend, one of Ireland's most thrilling and humorous legends. Three men, each striving to be named Champion of Conchobor's realm, enter into a battle of wits and words in an effort to enjoy the privileges accorded to the national champion. As the heroic competition unfolds, visits to and from the otherworld threaten to unmask the true nature of the gathering. and at the center remains Bricriu, god of mischief and creator of the most delicious and devilish banquet the world has ever seen.

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Praise for The Feast

“A national epic of stature, the memorability, of The Iliad and The Odysssey.” —Robert Fagles, author of the Modern Definative Translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey

“A seamless blend of scholarship and storytelling.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A wonderous romp which will delight.” —Irish American Magazine


Reviews from Goodreads

Randy Lee Eickhoff

Randy Lee Eickhoff holds several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Classics. He lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on translations in several languages, poetry, plays, and novels of which two have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His translation of Ireland's national epic is now a text in not only schools in the United States, but countries overseas as well. His nonfiction work on the Tigua Indians, Exiled, won the Southwest History Award. He has been inducted into the Paso Del Norte Writers Hall of Fame, the local chapter of the Texas Institute of Arts and Letters. He spends his time in El Paso, Ireland, and Italy, lecturing on Dante and The Ulster Cycle.

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