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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 3565 Views
The only way to read it is in the original. Most of it is poetry. - 18/01/2010 12:14:03 AM 849 Views
if you can't manage the middle english, though - 18/01/2010 01:20:37 AM 764 Views
How can any intelligent person who knows modern English "not manage" Middle English? *NM* - 18/01/2010 03:31:35 AM 450 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 410 Views
Well... - 18/01/2010 04:31:47 AM 941 Views
Taste is highly subjective, that's why. - 18/01/2010 01:36:52 PM 790 Views
Fair enough. I find it excruciatingly boring. *shrugs* *NM* - 18/01/2010 02:56:34 PM 423 Views
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I remember being really surprised by the Canterbury Tales in high school. - 18/01/2010 01:18:56 AM 828 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 414 Views
Technically, that's not bilingual. - 20/01/2010 01:36:55 AM 721 Views
I wouldn't count on Tim supporting you... - 20/01/2010 12:54:05 PM 701 Views
I'm happy to say I first read this post in the original language . - 18/01/2010 10:42:41 PM 789 Views
Well done. *NM* - 18/01/2010 10:44:51 PM 390 Views

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