The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation

The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation

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by Geoffrey Chaucer
     
 

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"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.

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"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.

Editorial Reviews

Peter Green - New Republic
“In setting the scene for an informed understanding of Chaucer and his background, Fisher shows herself a true professional.”
Warren Ginsberg
“Sheila Fisher's vibrant new verse translation captures in contemporary English the rhymes, the rhythms, the wit, the earnestness, and the game of the best-known Canterbury Tales.”
New Republic - Peter Green
“In setting the scene for an informed understanding of Chaucer and his background, Fisher shows herself a true professional.”
New Republic
“In setting the scene for an informed understanding of Chaucer and his background, Fisher shows herself a true professional.”— Peter Green
Library Journal - BookSmack!
Chaucer's old saw has been terrorizing students seemingly forever, and it gets a new verse translation here by Trinity College professor Fisher. Her jazzier update is on the right-hand page, while Chaucer's original script is on the left. More for the academics; the price is doable. — Mike Rogers, "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 1/6/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393084184
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
800
File size:
1 MB

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