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Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of "The Canterbury Tales" should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's time. Glaser's shortened lines make compelling reading and mirror the elegance and variety of Chaucer's verse to a degree rarely met by translations that copy Chaucer beat ...

The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse 2005, Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780872207547

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The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse 2005, Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN

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