Lavinia Greenlaw in Bath

Wednesday 12th March 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Influential and acclaimed poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw introduces her captivating new version of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Greenlaw’s pinpoint retelling of this heart-wrenching tale is neither a translation nor strictly a ‘version’ of Chaucer’s work, but instead creates something new: a sequence of glimpses from the medieval poem that refine the psychological drama of the classical story. The result is a breathtaking and shattering read -contemporary and timeless – that builds into an unforgettable telling of this most heartbreaking of love stories.