9780670021222

The Canterbury Tales

ISBN 10: 0670021229 / 0-670-02122-9
ISBN 13: 9780670021222
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

A prose translation of the classic 14th-century poem seeks to retain Chaucer's vigorous and bawdy style while rendering its contents more accessible to modern readers, in a version that places an emphasis on the humanity of key characters.


Review:

"There are lots of good passages in Ackroyd's version....[he] succeeds in capturing much of the poetry of the original....The publishers] have...done Chaucer a favor by publishing [this] retelling, bringing the earliest known London poet...to a new readership of Ackroyd fans."

Carolyne Larrington, Times Literary Supplement, 07/10/2009

Review:

"Though many of us (Peter Ackroyd included) greatly would prefer common readers to learn just enough Middle English to begin enjoying Chaucer's poetry in the original, that evades the way things are and the way they are going to be. Retelling Chaucer in our contemporary prose is a great loss, yet so rich is Chaucer that enormous value remains in Ackroyd's robust versions of THE CANTERBURY TALES."

Harold Bloom, New York Times Book Review, 11/15/2009

 

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