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Working on Ovid's extraordinary but often much-neglected exile poetry with an old second-hand Latin dictionary one stormy spring morning, Josephine Balmer noticed a school-boy's faded name inked on its fly-leaf and a date, January 1st 1900. The Word for Sorrow explores the story of this dictionary and its owner, who, as a subsequent Google search uncovered, later fought with the British yeomanry in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of World War I, near Ovid's own Black Sea exile. Alongside versions and interpretations of ...

The Word for Sorrow 2013, Salt Publishing, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781844719655

Trade paperback

The Word for Sorrow 2009, Salt Publishing, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781844715107