Swallows and Floating Horses

Swallows and Floating Horses is a comprehensive bilingual anthology of Frisian literature, including nearly a hundred and fifty poems and prose extracts from all historical periods and all areas where Frisian is spoken and written, accompanied by new translations into English by a group of respected translators.

The editors have selected a richly coloured collection of text fragments that tell the story of the Frisians and their language, historically the closest to English – legends, stories, reminiscences, journalism, drama, children’s rhymes, extracts from the enigmatic Oera Linda Book, as well as other surprising texts. The anthology begins with the ancient Old Frisian laws and concludes with examples of contemporary poetry and prose.

Francis Boutle Publishers