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Medieval Welsh Erotic Poetry
This book reveals an entirely new aspect of the Welsh poetic tradition, and is an invaluable collection for those interested in European literature, and in medieval writing about love and the erotic. It contains thirty-one poems from the later medieval period (1300-1500). They all deal frankly with sex and the sexual organs, some deliberately provocative, others ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Seren
(first published 1999)
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Well, when I did medieval lit. we didn't read anything like this. Maybe we should have to get a broader perspective of the human experience rather than long dull French love poetry that you loose the will to live half way through... We were having a silly conversation at work today about the different Mary had a little lamb poems (eg. Mary had a little lamb, she washed it in a basin, it slipped upon a bar of soap and smashed its little face in)... which have nothing whatsoever to do with this ...more