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    DescriptionRenowned 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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    Title
    Hugh Primas and the Archpoet
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Fleur Adcock, Series edited by Peter Dronke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521395830
    ISBN 10: 0521395836
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: NFXX
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC classification: PR
    BIC subject category V2: YQF
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC20: 881.02
    Abridged Dewey: 820
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000
    DC22: 881.02
    LC classification: PA8347.H77 A23 1994
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YPCK
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "We can all be grateful that these marvelous poems are now available to a much larger audience of Latinists than was the case before, and that they are accompanied by a nearly flawless translation that I hope will give them currency among the wide general audience they deserve." Paul Pascal, Bryn Mawr Medieval Review
    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.