The Complete Works of the Pearl Poet / Edition 1

The Complete Works of the Pearl Poet / Edition 1

by Casey Finch, C. Peterson, R. (Ed.) Waldron, M. (Ed.) Andrew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520078713

ISBN-13: 9780520078710

Pub. Date: 04/06/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

This edition presents, for the first time, the entire oeuvre of the Pearl poet with both the original Middle English works and complete verse translations. Poet and scholar Casey Finch uses anapestic tetrameters (and iambic tetrameter for Pearl) in his translations rather than the accented tetrameters of the originals, thus achieving the rhythmic regularity the…  See more details below

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This edition presents, for the first time, the entire oeuvre of the Pearl poet with both the original Middle English works and complete verse translations. Poet and scholar Casey Finch uses anapestic tetrameters (and iambic tetrameter for Pearl) in his translations rather than the accented tetrameters of the originals, thus achieving the rhythmic regularity the poems would have displayed when performed to music, as they surely were meant to be. Finch's translations are printed facing the best modern editions of the poems, those of Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron and of Clifford Peterson.

Author Biography: Casey Finch teaches in the Department of English at New York University. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Forbidden Book (1981) and Harming Others (1992), and several scholarly articles onliterary topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520078710
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/06/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
848,748
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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