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if you can't manage the middle english, though LadyLorraine Send a noteboard - 18/01/2010 01:20:37 AM
you won't get to enjoy it at all that way. I agree that poetry is best enjoyed in it's original language, but even if some of the "poetry" is lost in translation, the stories in the Canterbury tales are still enjoyable regardless.
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/Other Literature: Canterbury Tales - 17/01/2010 10:58:16 PM 4999 Views
The only way to read it is in the original. Most of it is poetry. - 18/01/2010 12:14:03 AM 1441 Views
if you can't manage the middle english, though - 18/01/2010 01:20:37 AM 1407 Views
How can any intelligent person who knows modern English "not manage" Middle English? *NM* - 18/01/2010 03:31:35 AM 801 Views
How can any intelligent person who can manage Middle English not be bored to death reading it? *NM* - 18/01/2010 04:29:39 AM 866 Views
Well... - 18/01/2010 04:31:47 AM 1538 Views
Taste is highly subjective, that's why. - 18/01/2010 01:36:52 PM 1417 Views
Fair enough. I find it excruciatingly boring. *shrugs* *NM* - 18/01/2010 02:56:34 PM 762 Views
Speaking of that book - 18/01/2010 04:32:42 AM 1430 Views
Re: The only way to read it is in the original. Most of it is poetry. - 18/01/2010 07:53:05 AM 1474 Views
I remember being really surprised by the Canterbury Tales in high school. - 18/01/2010 01:18:56 AM 1420 Views
I always loved that book - 18/01/2010 01:21:25 AM 1440 Views
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I bought a bilingual edition (Middle and modern English), might have to read it at some point... *NM* - 18/01/2010 04:50:53 PM 734 Views
Technically, that's not bilingual. - 20/01/2010 01:36:55 AM 1315 Views
I wouldn't count on Tim supporting you... - 20/01/2010 12:54:05 PM 1355 Views
I'm happy to say I first read this post in the original language . - 18/01/2010 10:42:41 PM 1508 Views
Well done. *NM* - 18/01/2010 10:44:51 PM 749 Views

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