The Owl and the Nightingale - Simon Armitage
The Owl and the Nightingale - Simon Armitage
The Owl and the Nightingale - Simon Armitage
The Owl and the Nightingale - Simon Armitage
The Owl and the Nightingale - Simon Armitage
The Owl and the Nightingale - Simon Armitage

The Owl and the Nightingale – Simon Armitage

The Owl and the Nightingale is a jewel of Middle English verse. Following his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Simon Armitage, the poet laureate, has turned his hand to translating this tale of a fiery verbal between the two birds of the title. The poem addresses ideas surrounding identity, cultural attitudes and class distinctions. Armitage’s translation communicates the energy and humour of the tale with all the cut and thrust of the original.

Alongside Armitage’s words are beautiful illustrations by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

Hardback. 86 pages.

Measurements:

16.3cm x 21cm x 1.7cm

£14.99

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The Owl and the Nightingale – Simon Armitage

The Owl and the Nightingale is a jewel of Middle English verse. Following his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Simon Armitage, the poet laureate, has turned his hand to translating this tale of a fiery verbal between the two birds of the title. The poem addresses ideas surrounding identity, cultural attitudes and class distinctions. Armitage’s translation communicates the energy and humour of the tale with all the cut and thrust of the original.

Alongside Armitage’s words are beautiful illustrations by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

Hardback. 86 pages.

Measurements:

16.3cm x 21cm x 1.7cm