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KIRKUS REVIEW

A poetic interpretation of a Walsh bard's story, the tale of the yearnings of wal, singer and pist, for beauty in the form of his love for one of the Fair . He wins her through his devotion and she turns mortal, warning him of the dangers of turning from ideal into human love, and of losing her forever if he should strike her with iron and in anger. wain in sure all will be well; their marriage is a success from a world angle, but he loses his love of singing, of beauty, recapturing them only in the rapture Glythin holds for him. But heedlessly, he strikes her twice; and then, overcome by his passion for a gypsy girl, a third time -- losing her forever....A fairy tale, rooted, in Welsh lore, symbolizing a sort of everyman of marriage, the loss of early orders, the dimming appreciation of lifetime partners.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce