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Pearl : A new verse translation (Reprint) (Paperback) (Simon Armitage)

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One of our most ingenious interpreters of Middle English, Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage is celebrated for his “compulsively readable” translations (New York Times Book Review). A perfect complement to his historic translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl reanimates another beloved Medieval English masterpiece thought to be by the same anonymous author and housed in the same original fourteenth-century manuscript. Honoring the rhythms and alliterative music of the original, Armitage’s virtuosic translation describes a man mourning the loss of his Pearl—something that has “slipped away.” What follows is a tense, fascinating, and tender dialogue weaving through the throes of grief toward divine redemption. Intricate and endlessly connected, Armitage’s lyrical translation is a circular and perfected whole, much like the pearl itself.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 153
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Simon Armitage
Language: English
Street Date: February 14, 2017
TCIN: 51741292
UPC: 9781631492549
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-7972
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