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I don't associate Penguin Classics with their modern desecrations. Ghavrel Send a noteboard - 18/01/2010 01:46:15 AM
They are always among the best translations available, and they're available for such a decent price! By "best" I mean something that captures the spirit of the original, not necessarily the most literal translation. Penguin translations always flow well.

Bah to endnotes! Footnotes are superior. :|
"We feel safe when we read what we recognise, what does not challenge our way of thinking.... a steady acceptance of pre-arranged patterns leads to the inability to question what we are told."
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/Other Literature: Canterbury Tales - 17/01/2010 10:58:16 PM 4913 Views
The only way to read it is in the original. Most of it is poetry. - 18/01/2010 12:14:03 AM 1386 Views
if you can't manage the middle english, though - 18/01/2010 01:20:37 AM 1346 Views
How can any intelligent person who knows modern English "not manage" Middle English? *NM* - 18/01/2010 03:31:35 AM 777 Views
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Taste is highly subjective, that's why. - 18/01/2010 01:36:52 PM 1366 Views
Fair enough. I find it excruciatingly boring. *shrugs* *NM* - 18/01/2010 02:56:34 PM 730 Views
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Re: The only way to read it is in the original. Most of it is poetry. - 18/01/2010 07:53:05 AM 1423 Views
I remember being really surprised by the Canterbury Tales in high school. - 18/01/2010 01:18:56 AM 1364 Views
I always loved that book - 18/01/2010 01:21:25 AM 1391 Views
I don't associate Penguin Classics with their modern desecrations. - 18/01/2010 01:46:15 AM 1446 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 712 Views
Technically, that's not bilingual. - 20/01/2010 01:36:55 AM 1260 Views
I wouldn't count on Tim supporting you... - 20/01/2010 12:54:05 PM 1296 Views
I'm happy to say I first read this post in the original language . - 18/01/2010 10:42:41 PM 1456 Views
Well done. *NM* - 18/01/2010 10:44:51 PM 718 Views

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