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Pearl
Author: Simon Armitage

ISBN: 9780571302956
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 25 May 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.0 x 1.7
Description:
A new version of the Middle English poem Pearl, written by the same poet as Gawain.

Simon Armitage's acclaimed version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight garnered front-page reviews across two continents and confirmed his reputation as a leading translator. This new work is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved, Pearl.

Retaining all the alliterative music of the original, a Medieval English poem thought to be by the same anonymous author responsible for Gawain, Pearl is here brought to vivid and intricate life in care of one of the finest poets writing today.

About the Author

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007)</i

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