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Mandeville free pdf "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville" was one of the most popular books of the later Middle Ages. Purporting to describe the circumnavigation of an English knight through Africa, India, and the Middle East in 1322, the narrative is a fantastical collection of sights: seas, islands, phoenixes, pyramids, rocks that enchant ships and apes that contain human souls, interwoven with geographical descriptions that are perfectly accurate. Matthew Francis' new collection is a sequence of poems that celebrate and give voice to Mandeville, in his own words, caught as he is between physical and symbolic geographies, between a world that is round and one that has Jerusalem at its centre. And all of it narrated in the terse, solitary, conflicted and strangely passionate voice of this medieval Crusoe whose very existence was disputed.

About Matthew Francis

Matthew Francis is the author of two Faber collections, Blizzard and Dragons, both shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and editor of W. S. Graham's New Collected Poems. He has also published a study of Graham, Where the People Are, and a novel, WHOM. in 2004 he was named as one of the Next Generation Poets. He is Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and lives in West Wales with his wife, Creina.

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Author : Matthew Francis
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 20 March 2008
ISBN : 0571239277
EAN : 9780571239276
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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