Additional Book Information
Series: NYRB Classics
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
ProensaAn Anthology of Troubadour Poetry
selected and translated from the Occitan by Paul Blackburn, edited and with an introduction by George Economou
Blackburn has skillfully incorporated musical elements and also "high" diction and syntax...a great translation.
—Stephen Fredman, Chicago Review
Spare, modern, and abstract without violating the artistic intricacy of the original...Proensa is a boon to those who will never experience the pleasure of studying the troubadours in their original accents but who now can appreciate their complex beauty in Paul Blackburn’s dense dynamic re-creations.
—Patricia Harris, Romance Philology
Blackburn’s forgotten translation of Troubadour poets, Proensa, is a testament to translation as a test of truth...never did strings plucked at such a distance reverberate so closely.
—Paul Pines, Big Bridge