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The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables: Translated by Seamus Heaney by [Heaney, Seamus]
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Praise for Seamus Heaney’s translation of "The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables":
“"The Testament of Cresseid "is a beautiful, rare work, unique in the history of literature for [the ‘recognition’] scene alone. Heaney has done us all a generous and graceful service.” —Ruth Padel, "Financial Times
"“The wintry force and appeal of ["The Testament"] are certainly apparent in [Heaney’s] rendering . . . Read him and you’ll want to experience the original, too.” —Sean O’Brien, "The Sunday Times "(London)
“"The Testament of Cresseid "is [Henryson’s] masterpiece, possibly the greatest short narrative poem of the Middle Ages. It mingles human sympathy, moral judgment, ironic awareness and grim humour in equal measure . . . [Heaney’s] translation of "The Testament "into modern English . . . is a reminder that translation is one of the glories of the English literary tradition.”

Praise for Seamus Heaney's translation of "The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables"
""The Testament of Cresseid "is a beautiful, rare work, unique in the history of literature for [the 'recognition'] scene alone. Heaney has done us all a generous and graceful service." --Ruth Padel, "Financial Times
""The wintry force and appeal of ["The Testament"] are certainly apparent in [Heaney's] rendering . . . Read him and you'll want to experience the original, too." --Sean O'Brien, "The Sunday Times "(London)
""The Testament of Cresseid "is [Henryson's] masterpiece, possibly the greatest short narrative poem of the Middle Ages. It mingles human sympathy, moral judgment, ironic awareness and grim humour in equal measure . . . [Heaney's] translation of "The Testament "into modern English . . . is a reminder that translation is one of the glories of the English literary tradition." --Jonathan Bate, "The Sunday Telegraph
""Virtuoso moments are common in the book, with Heaney not only giving a justmodern account of Henryson, but offering something distinctive and memorable on its own account." --Peter McDonald, "The Guardian
""[Heaney's translation of ] "The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables "is typically both masterful and accessible." --Carol Ann Duffy, "The Daily Telegraph"

"The Testament of Cresseid "is a beautiful, rare work, unique in the history of literature for [the recognition'] scene alone. Heaney has done us all a generous and graceful service. "Ruth Padel, Financial Times"

The wintry force and appeal of ["The Testament"] are certainly apparent in [Heaney's] rendering . . . Read him and you'll want to experience the original, too. "Sean O'Brien, The Sunday Times (London)"

"The Testament of Cresseid "is [Henryson's] masterpiece, possibly the greatest short narrative poem of the Middle Ages. It mingles human sympathy, moral judgment, ironic awareness and grim humour in equal measure . . . [Heaney's] translation of "The Testament "into modern English . . . is a reminder that translation is one of the glories of the English literary tradition. "Jonathan Bate, The Sunday Telegraph"

Virtuoso moments are common in the book, with Heaney not only giving a justmodern account of Henryson, but offering something distinctive and memorable on its own account. "Peter McDonald, The Guardian"

[Heaney's translation of ] "The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables "is typically both masterful and accessible. "Carol Ann Duffy, The Daily Telegraph""

"The Testament of Cresseid is a beautiful, rare work, unique in the history of literature for [the 'recognition'] scene alone. Heaney has done us all a generous and graceful service." --Ruth Padel, Financial Times

"The wintry force and appeal of [The Testament] are certainly apparent in [Heaney's] rendering . . . Read him and you'll want to experience the original, too." --Sean O'Brien, The Sunday Times (London)

"The Testament of Cresseid is [Henryson's] masterpiece, possibly the greatest short narrative poem of the Middle Ages. It mingles human sympathy, moral judgment, ironic awareness and grim humour in equal measure . . . [Heaney's] translation of The Testament into modern English . . . is a reminder that translation is one of the glories of the English literary tradition." --Jonathan Bate, The Sunday Telegraph

"Virtuoso moments are common in the book, with Heaney not only giving a justmodern account of Henryson, but offering something distinctive and memorable on its own account." --Peter McDonald, The Guardian

"[Heaney's translation of ] The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables is typically both masterful and accessible." --Carol Ann Duffy, The Daily Telegraph

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The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables, translated by Seamus Heaney, is an exciting new translation of a classic poem by the renowned Irish poet and Nobel Laureate.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (5 Nov. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GGUGE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #668,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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