"This is essentially a very modern book. It is a collection of poetry divided up into three parts “Histories, Lamentations and Hebraic Melodies.” The first section takes various historical events and re-interprets them from different perspectives. For example, the Battle of Hastings is seen from the perspective of Edith, Harold’s mistress, finding the king’s body amongst the corpses on the battle field. The second section are the laments of the poet, ..."
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