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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
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Dec 14, 07

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Read in January, 2002

The Canterbury Tales are desert island material for me. Read it out loud in middle english. After a few days the spelling and pronunciation will become so natural that trying to read a translated edition will feel wrong and dirty. Paltry. Chaucer is so funny, so sharp, so human. There is so much at work in the CT, every single reading is rewarding, no matter how many times you've read it.

Favorite tale: The Miller's Tale. Or maybe The Pardoner's Tale.
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