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Revealed: the moaning of miserable medieval monks | Books | -
Revealed: the moaning of miserable medieval monks | Books |
"I am very cold' and other marginalia, written centuries ago by monks transcribing books, shows that not all was joy and light" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Looking back at old copies of my set school texts recently, I was shamed to see, amid copious yellow highlighting, some of the notes I'd made in the margins. "Romantic", I'd written, idiotically, in Romeo and Juliet by the balcony scene. "Adumbration", I'd scrawled, obviously pleased with myself at this new word, in Phèdre. "Passion", as Heathcliff dashed his head madly against a trunk in Wuthering Heights. And, rather plaintively, "comedy?" by one of the Fool's scenes in King Lear. I obviously wasn't too sure about that one." - Maitani
Oh, My Hand: Complaints Medieval Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Illuminated Manuscripts on brain pickings - Maitani