Re: New translation of "Pearl"
- The TLS review is now online:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, davise@... wrote:
> Jane Draycott's new (April) translation of "Pearl" gets a favorable review in Times Literary Supplement; unfortunately the review doesn't seem to be online yet.
> A few quotes:
> "Jane Draycott's version of Pearl is .. very welcome".
> "At times her version is remarkably beautiful."
> ".. this will deservedly become the form in which most people read
> Pearl. It is all the more regrettable that it has not been supplied with the editorial matter that would explain how a modern rendering can,
> at best, be only a shadow of the original, for the Pearl-poet, had he written nothing else, would stand among the greatest writers in the English language."