Barbara Newman: The Songs of the Medieval Troubadours, 25 May 2006
Show More Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours translated by Ezra Pound, W.D. Snodgrass and Robert Kehew, edited by Robert Kehew.
Chicago, 280 pp., £35, May 2005, 0 226 42933 4Show More
Medieval Lyric: Middle English Lyrics, Ballads and Carols edited by John Hirsh.
Blackwell, 220 pp., £17.99, August 2004, 1 4051 1482 7Show More
An Anthology of Ancient and Medieval Woman’s Song edited by Anne Klinck.
Palgrave, 208 pp., £19.99, May 2004, 9781403963109Show More
“... or women poets. Of the translators, all poets, Ezra Pound is represented by 15 songs, W.D. Snodgrass by 19, and Kehew by 21, conveniently arranged on facing pages opposite their originals. For his indelibly quirky, archaising versions, Pound favoured the verse of the bellicose Bertran de Born (whom Dante condemned to hell as a fomentor of strife) and ...”