About the author: Ronnie Apter (Ph.D. Fordham University) is a noted translator of poetry and lyrics. Her translations of Medieval and Enlightenment poetry have appeared in The New Orleans Review, Tenso, The Classical Outlet, and the anthology The Muse Strikes Back. With co-translator Mark Herman, she is the author of 17 performable opera translations (6 commissioned by Ricordi of Milan) and the translator of The Reader’s Digest Bible for Children from the French of Marie-Hélène Delval. Her book Digging for the Treasure received favorable review in the [London] Times Literary Supplement, American Literary Scholarship, The Literary Review and other journals of note.
1999 0-7734-8009-9 This work contains the 43 Old Occitan texts of the extant works of 12th century troubador Bernart de Ventadorn, each with a poetic translation, a literal translation, and notes and commentary. It also includes musical transcriptions of the 18 melodies extant, including 5 with singable translations, and an introduction on Ventadorn’s life and times. Includes CD Foreword by Occitan scholar Nathaniel B. Smith Preface by award-winning translator Burton Raffel