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The Poets Tongues: Multilingualism in Literature (The de Carle Lectures at the University of Otago, 1968)

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Title:The Poets Tongues: Multilingualism in Literature (The de Carle Lectures at the University of Otago, 1968)
Price:GBP£18.00 (about USD$22.60)
ISBN:9780521077668
Book ID:B009-LIT00020
Quantity:1
Publisher:Cambridge University Press, London, 1971
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Black Cloth
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:No Jacket
Cambridge University Press, 1971, Black Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition

gilt titles spine; beige endpapers; "In medieval literature there was a convention which laid down that the choice of language was determined by the literary genre in question, not by the nationality of the author. The North Italian troubadours from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries wrote lyric poetry in Provencal and narrative poetry in French; Italian tended to be restricted to legal prose. Ramon Vidal de Besalu at the end of the twelfth century declared that French was best suited to certain poetic genres - romanz, retronsas and pasturellas -, while Provencal was more appropriate to others - vers, cansos and sirventes. He does not consider his own native language, Catalan, at all in this connexion."; a study of polyglot & bilingual literature from the medieval period to the present day; a clean copy; including index - 101 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; Poetry; Polyglot Poets/Polyglot Poetry; Medieval Literature/Renaissance Literature/Baroque Literature; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0521077664. ISBN/EAN: 9780521077668. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: LIT00020.
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