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The Owl and the Nightingale Text and Translation (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0859896900
ISBN-13: 9780859896900
Sku: 30818643
Publish Date: 1/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 7L x 0.75T
Pages:  202
Age Range:  NA
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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.
This edition of THE OWL AND THE NIGHTINGALE asserts the importance of the poem in English literature, claiming a major significance in the high Middle Ages. A modern English translation, bibliography, and glossary offer insight on the text.


Times Literary Supplement
"[T]he appearance of Neil Cartlidge's authoritative edition is a major event...[A] model of detailed scholarship and lucid critical judgement....This is an addition equally valuable for the student and the specialist." - Bernard O'Donoghue 03/08/2002

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0202
Product attributePublisher:   University of Exeter Press
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