Simpson James - Reynard the fox


Author : Simpson James
Title : Reynard the fox A new translation
Year : 2015

Link download : Simpson_James_-_Reynard_the_fox.zip

Foreword. By Stephen greenblatt. I would like to pretend to more learning than I possess by claiming that I had long known and admired William Caxton's 1481 translation from the Dutch of Reynard the Fox. But, though it goes against the spirit of the work's eponymous hero who lies gleefully about everything, I have to confess that I only just now encountered it for the first time. How happy I am that I have made its acquaintance, and still more that I have done so in James Simpson's wonderfully lively modernization ! For though I would no doubt feel highly virtuous to have slogged my way through Caxton's quaint spelling and syntax, the truth is that this virtue is not altogether compatible with pleasure, and pleasure-sly, wicked, quick - witted, cynical pleasure - is the overarching theme of this remarkable work. ...

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