Pearl

Anthology/Other

£12.99

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Enitharmon Press
23 May 2005
ISBN: 9781904634201
Hardback

From the publisher

"Pearl" is one of the greatest English Medieval poems, a dream vision that is both a profoundly personal elegy for the dreamer's lost daughter and a subtle theological debate about the most difficult existential questions. In this parallel text edition the original poem is printed opposite a modernised version which retains all the formal features of the original - its elaborate musical schemes of alliteration and rhyme, and its rich vocabulary. Words unfamiliar to the contemporary reader are glossed alongside the modernisation so that the poem can easily be read by anybody not familiar with its idiom. In her introduction (almost the last piece of writing completed before her death) Kathleen Raine discusses the poem's celebration 'of all that the anima means and has meant throughout human history and as the inspiration of so much of the greatest poetry'.