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N out of steam they're authenticand we're keeping it real reminisce thisChaucer Tales were an unfinished business   Award winning poet Patience Agbabi presents an inspired remix of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales retelling all of the stories from the Miller's Tale to the Wife of Bath's in her own critically acclaimed poetic sty. I don t usually read poetry but I came across this at a library book sale I couldn t pass up a modern day version of the Canterbury Tales This is absolutely genius

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Le Celebrating Chaucer's Middle English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims Agbabi's collection is utterly uniue Boisterous funky foul mouthed sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams Telling Tales takes one of our most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life?. Modern poetry at its best

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A brilliant reeinterpretation of The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century   Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry CathedralPoet pilgrims competing for free picksChaucer Tales track by track it's the remixFrom below the belt base to the topnotch;I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatchwhen the tales overrun run offensiveor run clea. If Chaucer were alive today and spent most of his time battle rapping this book would be the result Alive with energy and spunk these skilled and highly irreverent rhymes are of sufficient uality to do justice to the originals HOWEVER somehow the saucy elements of these tales seem EXTRA SAUCY Perhaps without the mists of Middle English obscuring this reader s view all elements seem stronger or perhaps the author chose to turn up the volume on the ribaldry Either way gentle readers should be warned There s some strong stuff here


10 thoughts on “Telling Tales

  1. says:

    If Chaucer were alive today and spent most of his time battle rapping this book would be the result Alive with energy and spunk these skilled and highly irreverent rhymes are of sufficient uality to do justice to the originals; HOWEVER somehow the saucy elements of these tales seem EXTRA SAUCY Perhaps without the mists of Middle English obscuring this reader's view all elements seem stronger or perhaps the author chose to turn up the volum

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  3. says:

    These poems are gorgeous inventive irreverent and joyous I loved them I'd previously read and taught with individual poems but they're a special treat as a collection I'm not sure why so many reviews seem to characterize them as rap; the genres of poetry represented are diverse though there is a lot of slam poetry and th

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    Favourite poem What Do Women Like Bes'?

  5. says:

    I don't usually read poetry but I came across this at a library book sale I couldn't pass up a modern day version of the Canterbury Tales This is absolutely genius

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    experimental

  7. says:

    Modern poetry at its best

  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this collection a fresh and engaging take on the Canterbury tales the unfinished cycle of poems by Geoffrey Chaucer R

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    COMMENT I love poetry I hate poetry I love poetry Poetry is boring I love poetry There is not a single poet left alive I love poetryWhat is t

  10. says:

    Read for an English class I liked the idea of a contemporary retelling of the Canterbury tales which I am sort of familia

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