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The Complete Old English Poems (The Middle Ages Series)

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Description for The Complete Old English Poems (The Middle Ages Series) Hardcover. At long last we have Craig Williamson's beautiful and haunting translations of all of the Old English poems into modern strong-stress, alliterative verse, along with his introductions, his essay on translation, and noted medievalist Tom Shippey's introduction on the literary scope and vision of these timeless poems. Translator(s): Williamson, Craig. Series: The Middle Ages Series. Num Pages: 1248 pages. BIC Classification: 2ABA; 3D; 3F; 3H; DSB; DSC. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 169 x 247 x 59. Weight in Grams: 1870.
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, ... Read more

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Middle Ages Series
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Craig Williamson is Alfred H. and Peggi Bloom Professor of English Literature at Swarthmore College. He is author of A Feast of Creatures and Beowulf and Other Old English Poems, both available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Tom Shippey is Professor Emeritus of English at Saint Louis University.

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It is cause for celebration to have at last a translation of the entire Old English poetic corpus, moreover a rendering that is discerning, nuanced, and poetically crafted. The earliest English verse has never been such a delight to read. -R. D. Fulk, author of An Introductory Grammar of Old English, with an Anthology of Readings Craig Williamson's ambitious ... Read more

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