(Review) The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise by an Anonymous Translator
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While reading the love letters I came to understand the couple's reflections on their affair. Abelard and Heloise are older, in a different stage in their life, and they are able to reflect. Powerful feelings that once swept them away are replaced with intense nostalgia, reflection, and guilt. I cannot help but feel sorry for their plight. It is bittersweet.
The letters are tender, evocative, and haunting.
The appendix holds a poem written by Alexander Pope in 1717.
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Abelard and Heloise