The Owl and the Nightingale
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The Owl and the Nightingale

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The Middle English poems in this book exemplify three major genres in medieval religious writing: saint's legend, Bible epic and religious debate. "St Erkenwald" tells how a bishop of London raised a pagan judge from the dead and sent his soul to heaven. In "Cleanness" (often known as "Purity") such events as the flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and Belshazzar'...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 3rd 1988 by Penguin Classics (first published May 3rd 1907)
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Books can be attributed to "Anonymous" for several reasons:

* They are officially published under that name
* They are traditional stories not attributed to a specific author
* They are religious texts not generally attributed to a specific author

Books whose authorship is merely uncertain should be attributed to Unknown.
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