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The Owl and the Nightingale

£45.00

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The Owl and the Nightingale is one of the first and greatest long comic poems in the English language and one of the best-known and most accomplished of all medieval literary texts. By turns both gleefully trivial and allusively serious, it has been described by literary critics as a "most miraculous piece of writing", "a marvel of literary art" and "a truly amazing phenomenon". There is no other edition currently in print and this is the first new English edition of the poem since 1960. The book contains a lively parallel-text translation in modern English, as well as a glossary, notes and Introduction. The edition has involved a complete reconsideration of the poem's complex textual history, its linguistic provenance and the practices of its scribes, as well as its possible sources.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright. Front cover is creased.

Item details

Author(s):
Cartlidge, Neil
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.8cm x 17.6cm
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859896900
ISBN-13:
9780859896900
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press

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The Owl and the Nightingale is one of the first and greatest long comic poems in the English language and one of the best-known and most accomplished of all medieval literary texts. By turns both gleefully trivial and allusively serious, it has been described by literary critics as a "most miraculous piece of writing", "a marvel of literary art" and "a truly amazing phenomenon". There is no other edition currently in print and this is the first new English edition of the poem since 1960. The book contains a lively parallel-text translation in modern English, as well as a glossary, notes and Introduction. The edition has involved a complete reconsideration of the poem's complex textual history, its linguistic provenance and the practices of its scribes, as well as its possible sources.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright. Front cover is creased.

Author(s):
Cartlidge, Neil
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.8cm x 17.6cm
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859896900
ISBN-13:
9780859896900
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press

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