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William Langland's Piers Plowman: The C Version

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A gifted poet has given us an astute, adroit, vigorous, inviting, eminently readable translation... The challenging gamut of Langland's language ... has here been rendered with blessed energy and precision. Economou has indeed Done-Best.-Allen Mandelbaum
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 19th 1996 by University of Pennsylvania Press (first published 1979)
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Gerry LaFemina
There's something so compelling about the music of this poem and something wildly experimental--in many ways it's postmodern and surely in some of its content well ahead of its time--that I can't not like this edition of Piers Plowman. Still, the text is so inconsistent, I can't love it either. The edition, translated into the modern vernacular, is a romp.
This is the first time "dead as a door nail" shows up!

This edition is in Middle English, so be warned.
Man, it's stuff like this that made me throw in the towel on medieval studies...
Just as strange as the other one- maybe stranger as a complete re-write
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William Langland, (born c. 1330—died c. 1400), presumed author of one of the greatest examples of Middle English alliterative poetry, generally known as Piers Plowman, an allegorical work with a complex variety of religious themes.

One of the major achievements of Piers Plowman is that it translates the language and conceptions of the cloister into symbols and images that could be understood by th
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