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Hugh Primas and the Archpoet

Hugh Primas and the Archpoet

by Fleur Adcock (Editor)


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In this bilingual edition, renowned poet Fleur Adcock provides verse translations of the complete Latin work of two of the most brilliant poets of the twelfth century. Included are poems on religious topics, depictions of low life, and the Archpoet's famous "Confession." The work is characterized by its touches of satire and coarse realism, features that Fleur Adcock captures superbly in her renderings. This unique resource will appeal not only to medievalists but to all lovers of poetry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521395830
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2005
Series: Cambridge Medieval Classics , #2
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Hugh Primas and the Archpoet: some historical (and unhistorical) testimonies Peter Dronke; Poems by Hugh Primas; Poems by The Archpoet; Textual and explanatory notes.

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