The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation by Geoffrey Chaucer, Sheila Fisher

Literature & Fiction | Poetry
The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation
Title:
The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation
Author:
Geoffrey Chaucer, Sheila Fisher
ISBN:
039334178X
ISBN13:
978-0393341782
Size PDF:
1242 kb
Size epub:
1712 kb
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (April 9, 2012)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
3.8
Votes:
486

"A truly remarkable achievement." ―Barry Unsworth

In the tradition of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf and Marie Borroff’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sheila Fisher’s The Selected Canterbury Tales is a vivid, lively, and readable translation of the most famous work of England’s premier medieval poet. Preserving Chaucer’s rhyme and meter, Fisher makes these tales accessible to a contemporary ear while inviting readers to the Middle English original on facing pages. Her informative introduction highlights Chaucer’s artistic originality in his memorable portrayals of surprisingly modern women and men from across the spectrum of medieval society.

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