The Owl and the Nightingale – Signed Copy

Simon Armitage

ISBN: 9780571357291S

£14.99

Signed bookplated hardback copy of The Owl and the Nightingale by Simon Armitage

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Simon Armitage to a bespoke bookplate

In stock

SKU: 9780571357291S Categories: ,

Description

Following his acclaimed translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl, Simon Armitage shines light on another jewel of Middle English verse. In his highly engaging version, Armitage communicates the energy and humour of the tale with all the cut and thrust of the original.

An unnamed narrator overhears a fierce verbal contest between the two eponymous birds, which moves entertainingly from the eloquent and philosophical to the ribald and ridiculous. The disputed issues still resonate – concerning identity, cultural habits, class distinctions and the right to be heard.

Excerpts were featured in the BBC Radio 4 podcast, The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed. Including the lively illustrations of Clive Hicks-Jenkins, this is a book for the whole household to read and enjoy.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Published 07/10/2021
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