In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature.
A storytelling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. This modern English verse translation retains all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English.
Not So Verray Parfit
I once taught English at a girls’ school in which the head of department didn’t like poetry. It’s an odd aversion but it worked well for me. The poetry room was right at the top of a very...Read more