The Complete Old English Poems

Includes the Junius manuscript, Exeter book, Vercelli book, Beowulf and Judith, metrical psalms of Paris Psalter and the meters of Boethius, poems of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, riddles, charms, and a number of minor additional poems.

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812248473

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1200

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Includes the Junius manuscript, Exeter book, Vercelli book, Beowulf and Judith, metrical psalms of Paris Psalter and the meters of Boethius, poems of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, riddles, charms, and a number of minor additional poems.

Old English Poetry An Anthology

With this volume readers will now be able to enjoy a much broader selection of Old English poetry in translations by Liuzza.

Author: R.M. Liuzza

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460404483

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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R.M. Liuzza’s Broadview edition of Beowulf was published at almost exactly the same time as Seamus Heaney’s; in reviewing the two together in July 2000 for The New York Review of Books, Frank Kermode concluded that both translations were superior to their predecessors, and that it was impossible to choose between the two: “the less celebrated translator can be matched with the famous one,” he wrote, and “Liuzza’s book is in some respects more useful than Heaney’s.” Ever since, the Liuzza Beowulf has remained among the top sellers on the Broadview list. With this volume readers will now be able to enjoy a much broader selection of Old English poetry in translations by Liuzza. As the collection demonstrates, the range and diversity of the works that have survived is extraordinary—from heartbreaking sorrow to wide-eyed wonder, from the wisdom of old age to the hot blood of battle, and to the deepest and most poignant loneliness. There is breathless storytelling and ponderous cataloguing; there is fervent religious devotion and playful teasing. The poems translated here are meant to provide a sense of some of this range and diversity; in doing so they also offer significant portions of three of the important manuscripts of Old English poetry—the Vercelli Book, the Junius Manuscript, and the Exeter Book.

The Complete Old English Poems

Container of (expression): Alfred, King of England, 849–899. Old English version
of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae. English (Williamson) Title: The
complete Old English poems / translated by Craig Williamson; with an
introduction by ...

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812293215

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1248

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From the riddling song of a bawdy onion that moves between kitchen and bedroom to the thrilling account of Beowulf's battle with a treasure-hoarding dragon, from the heart-rending lament of a lone castaway to the embodied speech of the cross upon which Christ was crucified, from the anxiety of Eve, who carries "a sumptuous secret in her hands / And a tempting truth hidden in her heart," to the trust of Noah who builds "a sea-floater, a wave-walking / Ocean-home with rooms for all creatures," the world of the Anglo-Saxon poets is a place of harshness, beauty, and wonder. Now for the first time, the entire Old English poetic corpus—including poems and fragments discovered only within the past fifty years—is rendered into modern strong-stress, alliterative verse in a masterful translation by Craig Williamson. Accompanied by an introduction by noted medievalist Tom Shippey on the literary scope and vision of these timeless poems and Williamson's own introductions to the individual works and his essay on translating Old English poetry, the texts transport us back to the medieval scriptorium or ancient mead-hall, to share a herdsman's recounting of the story of the world's creation or a people's sorrow at the death of a beloved king, to be present at the clash of battle or to puzzle over the sacred and profane answers to riddles posed over a thousand years ago. This is poetry as stunning in its vitality as it is true to its sources. Were Williamson's idiom not so modern, we might think that the Anglo-Saxon poets had taken up the lyre again and begun to sing once more.

Companion to Old English Poetry

This companion contains original essays by scholars in Britain, the United States, Canada and the Netherlands.

Author: Henk Aertsen

Publisher: Vu University Press Amsterdam

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This companion contains original essays by scholars in Britain, the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. In addition to general surveys on the nature of old English poetry and its material context, there are detailed discussions and interpretations of individuals poems: ''Beowulf'' in its Germanic and Christian backgrounds, ''The Wanderer'' and ''The Seafarer'' as wisdom poetry, ''The Dream of the Rood'' and the related religious poetry, the shorter heroic poems, the personal lyric, Biblical narrative poetry, saints' lives and riddles and maxims. The purpose in each case is to stimulate a critical engagement by providing a literary approach and some historical context.

Old English and Middle English Poetry

This book will be of interest to students and academics studying or working in the fields of literature and history alike.

Author: Derek Pearsall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429578148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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Originally published in 1977, Old English and Middle English Poetry provides a historical approach to English poetry. The book examines the conditions out of which poetry grew and argues that the functions that it was assigned are historically integral to an informed understanding of the nature of poetry. The book aims to relate poems to the intellectual and formal traditions by which they are shaped and given their being. This book will be of interest to students and academics studying or working in the fields of literature and history alike.


The Earliest English Poems

Anglo-Saxon poetry was produced between 700 and 1000 AD for an audience that delighted in technical accomplishment, and the durable works of Old English verse spring from the source of the English language.

Author: none

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141945435

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Anglo-Saxon poetry was produced between 700 and 1000 AD for an audience that delighted in technical accomplishment, and the durable works of Old English verse spring from the source of the English language. Michael Alexander has translated the best of the Old English poetry into modern English and into a verse form that retains the qualities of Anglo-Saxon metre and alliteration. Included in this selection are the ‘heroic poems’ such as Widsith, Deor, Brunanburh and Maldon, and passages from Beowulf; some of the famous ‘riddles’ from The Exeter Book; all the ‘elegies’, including The Ruin, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Wife’s Complaint and The Husband’s Message, in which the virtu of Old English is found in its purest and most concentrated form; together with the great Christian poem The Dream of the Rood.

Complete Old English

therefore, you would do well to re read units 11 and 14, which deal in part with
the basis: the rhythmical elements in Old English prose. The next step is to listen
to recordings of Old English poems, to develop your ear for poetic rhythm further,
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Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147362794X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Old English offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate such canonical texts as Beowulf and the earliest version of the Lord's Prayer from a critical point in our history. Structured around authentic material, using online audio to aid pronunciation, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -22 learning units plus maps and verb guide -New edition features key set texts in an Appendix, in a title suitable for classroom or self-study use -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Old English grammar and vocabulary -Culture insights - learn about the culture and religion of the Anglo-Saxons -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Images of Community in Old English Poetry

This book explores ideas of community and of the relationship of individuals to communities widely evident in Old English poetry.

Author: Hugh Magennis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521031844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book explores ideas of community and of the relationship of individuals to communities widely evident in Old English poetry. It pays particular attention to the context in which major poetic manuscripts of the late Anglo-Saxon period were received, a time when concerns about community appear to have been of special urgency. The book identifies key features of the audience or readership of Old English poetry in this period, and relates the interests of these groups of people to themes reflected in the poetic texts.

Hero and Exile

Hero and Exile brings together some of his most important essays, divided into three sections - Beowulfian Studies, The Old English Elegies and The Theme of Exile - attesting to his long and fruitful engagement with Old English literature.

Author: Greenfield,

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826443400

Category: History

Page: 256

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After a distinguished career as a teacher, scholar, bibliographer and literary critic, Stanley Brian Greenfield, Professor of English at the University of Oregon, one of the founders of the annual Anglo-Saxon England and of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, died in 1987. He wrote primarily on Anglo-Saxon topics as well as later English poetry. He deeply explored the Old English poetic corpus, pointing out important meanings and qualities in insightful and sensitive readings. Hero and Exile brings together some of his most important essays, divided into three sections - Beowulfian Studies, The Old English Elegies and The Theme of Exile - attesting to his long and fruitful engagement with Old English literature.



Maxims in Old English Poetry

Do they offer evidence for popular, pagan folklore? This book aims to offer answers through a detailed investigation of various issues, texts and formulas, leading to a better understanding of Old English literature in general.

Author: Paul Cavill

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859915410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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A study of maxims - what they are, why and when they are used - based on detailed investigation of issues, texts and formulas.


Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

Beowulf, the earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language, and other old English poems.

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Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553213474

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

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Beowulf, the earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language, and other old English poems.

The Lyric Speakers of Old English Poetry

This work is a treatment of over thirty Old English lyrics including prayers, riddles, charms, the epilogues to Cynewulf's four signed poems, lyric interludes from Beowulf, and poems from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

Author: Edna Edith Sayers

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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This work is a treatment of over thirty Old English lyrics including prayers, riddles, charms, the epilogues to Cynewulf's four signed poems, lyric interludes from Beowulf, and poems from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.


An Anthology of Old English Poetry

Modern translations of representative poetry types from the seventh to the tenth century of Anglo-Saxon history

Author: Maxwell F Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 174

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Modern translations of representative poetry types from the seventh to the tenth century of Anglo-Saxon history


A Departed Music

The readings in this book are passages of translation from a wide selection of Old English poems.

Author: Walter Nash

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ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The readings in this book are passages of translation from a wide selection of Old English poems. The author places them in their context and discusses their place and significance in the history of poetic art in Anglo-Saxon society and culture. This approach is intended to give the reader an opportunity to appreciate the cultural importance of the surviving body of poems, the worldview that inspired them, and the subtleties of individual poems.