[Free Telling Tales] E-pub by Patience Agbabi

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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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Telling Tales

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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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. 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 the Prioress Tale is a breathtaking rap Here the General Prologue is replaced by a creative thought provoking set of author bios as an appendix of sorts Harry Bailey and April get to open and close the collection Whatever your previous acuaintance with Chaucer this is worth a read Earthfall (Homecoming, 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 A Daddy for Christmas remixFrom below the belt base to the topnotch;I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatchwhen the tales overrun Banned in Britain run offensiveor Hour of the Beast run clea. These poems are gorgeous inventive irreverent and joyous I loved them I d previously Dictionary Of Dreams read and taught with individual poems but they The Love of a Latino re a special treat as a collection I m not sure why so many Other Days, Other Eyes reviews seem to characterize them as Deception Island rap the genres of poetry The Family represented are diverse though there is a lot of slam poetry and the Prioress Tale is a breathtaking The First Partition of Poland rap Here the General Prologue is The Hero of Varay replaced by a creative thought provoking set of author bios as an appendix of sorts Harry Bailey and April get to open and close the collection Whatever your previous acuaintance with Chaucer this is worth a Palestrina and Other Plays read


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 e

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    These poems are gorgeous inventive irreverent and joyous I loved them I'd previously read and taught with individual poems b

  4. says:

    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 Thi

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    experimental

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    Modern poetry at its best

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    I really enjoyed this collection a fresh and engaging take on the Canterbury tales the unfinished cycle of poems by Geoffrey Chaucer Retold for the 21st century this captures the heart of the originalsJoined up writing broke my heart I loved the wife of baths tale 'what do women like bes'? The physicians tale with its cha

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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 familiar with but

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