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Telling Tales

Agbabi, Patience
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Published: April 16, 2015
ISBN: 9781782111573
144 pages, 4

£9.99

Tabard Inn to Canterb’ry Cathedral,Poet pilgrims competing for free picks,Chaucer 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 offensive,or run clean out of steam, they’re authenticand we’re keeping it real, reminisce this:Chaucer Tales were an unfinished business. In Telling Tales award-winning poet Patience Agbabi presents an inspired 21st-Century 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 style. Celebrating Chaucer’s Middle-English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims, Agbabi’s newest collection is utterly unique.

Boisterous, funky, foul-mouthed, sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams, Telling Tales takes one of Britain’s most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life.

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