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(The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse.pdf) Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of i The Canterbury Tales i 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 for beat Moreover this translation s full Chaucerian range of diction from earthy to Latinate conveys the great scope of Chaucer s interests and effects br br The selection features complete translations of the majority of the stories including all of the more familiar tales and narrative links along with abridgments or summaries of the others To reflect Chaucer s interest in poetic technique Glaser presents the tales written in non couplet stanzas in their original forms br br An Introduction marginal glosses bibliography and notes are also includedDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse books for multiple devices.