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Like Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, this new translation of a classic promises to revive one of the greatest characters of medieval literature.
James Simpson’s translation of the late-middle-English version restores Reynard as part of a tradition that extends to Animal Farm. With all new illustrations, "Reynard the Fox is the animal fable’s version of Homer’s Odyssey" (Stephen Greenblatt).
“The medieval story of the crafty trickster is brought alive in a new translation.” — The Tablet