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Pearl

(2016)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Winner of the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

From the acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a spellbinding new translation of this classic allegory of grief and consolation.

One of our most ingenious interpreters of Middle English, Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage is celebrated for his "compulsively readable" translations (New York Times Book Review). A perfect complement to his historic translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl reanimates another beloved Medieval English masterpiece thought to be by the same anonymous author and housed in the same original fourteenth-century manuscript. Honoring the rhythms and alliterative music of the original, Armitage's virtuosic translation describes a man mourning the loss of his Pearl - something that has "slipped away." What follows is a tense, fascinating, and tender dialogue weaving through the throes of grief toward divine redemption. Intricate and endlessly connected, Armitage's lyrical translation is a circular and perfected whole, much like the pearl itself.

    

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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pearl
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-30295-5 / 978-0-571-30295-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pearl: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-87140-718-3 / 978-0-87140-718-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Pearl
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-30296-3 / 978-0-571-30296-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pearl
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-30297-1 / 978-0-571-30297-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pearl: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 1-63149-254-3 / 978-1-63149-254-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pearl
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pearl: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA