New PDF release: A Double Sorrow: A Version of Troilus and Criseyde

By Lavinia Greenlaw

ISBN-10: 0393247325

ISBN-13: 9780393247329

ISBN-10: 0571284558

ISBN-13: 9780571284559

An unique poetic paintings that brings alive Chaucer’s nice love tale, illuminating the mental drama at its heart.

The beautiful love tale of ill-fated Troilus and Criseyde, first popularized by way of Chaucer’s poem within the 1380s, is likely one of the so much enduring tales of the English language. In A Double Sorrow, award-winning poet Lavinia Greenlaw breathes clean lifestyles into the medieval story via a sequence of seven-line stanzas, which mimic the shape of Chaucer’s unique poem.

Set through the siege of Troy, A Double Sorrow is the tale of the Trojan hero Troilus and his cherished Criseyde, whose traitorous father defects to the Greeks and persuades them to invite for his daughter in an trade of prisoners. Troilus means that Criseyde flee with him, yet she is aware she's going to be universally condemned and in its place pretends to undergo the trade whereas promising Troilus that she's going to have the opportunity to come to him inside of ten days. yet as soon as within the corporation of the Greeks, she quickly realizes the impossibility of her promise to Troilus and in depression succumbs to another.

In this sequence of skillfully crafted poetic vignettes, Greenlaw illuminates every one small yet irrevocable step as those characters argue one another and themselves into and out of affection. the result's a wide ranging and shattering learn, modern and timeless.

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