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Description - Hugh Primas and the Archpoet by Fleur Adcock

Renowned poet Fleur Adcock here provides modern verse translations of the complete work of two of the most exciting poets of the twelfth century, Hugh Primas of Orleans and the so-called Archpoet, beside their Latin originals. Included are witty epigrams, treatments of classical themes, poems on religious and ecclesiastical topics, depictions of low life, begging-poems, and the Archpoet's famous Confession. The work is characterised by its liveliness and its touches of satire and coarse realism, features which Fleur Adcock captures superbly in her modern renderings. There are textual notes, explanatory notes, a historical note, and an introduction. This unique resource will appeal not only to medievalists but to all lovers of poetry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521395830
ISBN-10: 0521395836
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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