Jane Draycott's translation of Pearl reissued as a Carcanet Classic.
A Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation.
In a dream landscape radiant with jewels, a father sees his lost daughter on the far bank of a river: `my pearl, my girl'. One of the great treasures of the British Library, the fourteenth-century poem Pearl is a work of poetic brilliance; its account of loss and consolation has retained its force across six centuries. Jane Draycott in her new translation remakes the imaginative intensity of the original. This is, Bernard O'Donoghue says in his introduction, `an event of great significance and excitement', an encounter between medieval tradition and an acclaimed modern poet.
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 6 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
'When Jane Draycott read, for the first time, sections of her exquisitely modulated translation of the 'Pearl' poem, its echoing character seemed to transport me from one cultural space to another... I came as close to hearing the 'Pearl' poet's voice as I am ever likely to be.' - Stella Halkyard, PN Review