view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > Books > Books, Softcover Fiction (20)
Pearl (Softcover)

Pearl (Softcover)

Price: $1.99 currently not available     
Feedback: 100%, 51 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: $3.00 (more destinations)
Condition: Used
Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check,
*The store has not been updated recently. You may want to contact the merchant to confirm the availability of the product.
Translated by Marie Borroff
ISBN: 0303091449
Softcover, 39 pages
Norton, 1977

Pearl is one of the great medieval religious poems--en elegy, deeply moving in human terms; an allegory; and a narrative of enlightenment and, ultimately, of consoloation. It is now, at last, made accessible to the modern reader in a new translation by the distinguished scholar Marie Borroff, whose verse translation of the great Arthurian romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, has already become an established classic.

In many ways, Professor Borroff is the ideal translator: a published poet and a dedicated student and teacher of medieval literature. She reproduces not only the spirit of the original, but also its highly intricated metrical and rhyme patterns: the result is a poem in its own right.

The apparatus should enable the poem to be read by any modern readers. Professor Borroff has included a detailed explanation of the poem's meter, a list of books for further reading, and a comprehensive introduction. Among the topics taken up in the introduction are the poem's thematic links with other medieval poems, especially Gawain (the two poems are found in the same manuscript and may have been written by the same poet); the story; the symbolism and theme; the literary background; the design of the poem and its significance; and a discussion of the translation.

Looks and opens like a brand new book, brief notes on about 50% of the pages, no other marks or tears, very little cover wear, no remainder marks, not ex-library. We generally ship within 24 hours and always provide delivery tracking numbers for domestic shipments.
Other Products from asecondwind:View all products
Bin Laden:  The Man Who Declared War On America (Softcover)
The Gospel Reloaded (Softcover Book)
Atlantis Rising (Oversized Hardcover--Tongue in Cheek Fiction)
Plain and Simple:  A Woman's Journey to the Amish (Softcover)
Dracula (Softcover Fiction Book)
Beginners Pilates a.m. and p.m. mat workout (VHS Tape Set)
The Christmas Wife (VHS Movie)
Dona Flor (Children's Spanish Language Softcover Fiction)
Ladder of Years (Softcover Fiction Book)
How Did This Happen?  Terrorism and the New War (Softcover Nonfiction)
Last Updated: 19 Oct 2016 15:20:46 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder