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Anglo-Saxon Poetry (Everyman"s Library (Paper)) by S. A. J. Bradley

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Number of Pages624
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ISBN 100460875078
ISBN 109780460875073

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is a revision of the translation which R.K. Gordon, formerly 4/5. The best Anglo-Saxon books and poems. What are the finest works of Anglo-Saxon literature? We’ve restricted our choices to works of literature written in Anglo-Saxon or Old English, so that rules out Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, which, as the title suggests, was written in there’s a wealth of great literature written in Old English, as the following pick of. Buy Anglo Saxon Poetry (Everyman) 2nd Revised edition by Bradley, S.A.J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(14). The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Genesis A, B Exodus Daniel Christ and Satan Andreas The Fates of the Apostles Soul and Body I Homiletic Fragment I Dream of the Rood Elene. The Exeter Book Christ A, B, C Guthlac A, B Azarias The Phoenix Juliana The Wanderer The Gifts of Men Precepts The Seafarer Vainglory Widsith The Fortunes of Men.

This collection gives a nice broad overview of the Anglo-Saxon culture by providing examples of various kinds of Anglo-Saxon literature. It includes various forms of poetry (including a complete translation of "Beowulf"), excerpts from several historical records, various letters, and /5(19). Since , the ASNPP has moved beyond strictly narrative poetry, venturing into other genres of Anglo-Saxon verse, including a complete translation of the Exeter Book riddles, the poems of contemplation (often called the “Elegies”), and wisdom poetry (like the enigmatic Solomon & Saturn and The Order of the World). I enjoy translating the. The titles "Maxims I" (sometimes referred to as three separate poems, "Maxims I, A, B and C") and "Maxims II" refer to pieces of Old English gnomic poem "Maxims I" can be found in the Exeter Book and "Maxims II" is located in a lesser known manuscript, London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius B i. "Maxims I" and "Maxims II" are classified as wisdom poetry, being Language: Old English. Riddle numbers are taken from Muir’s Exeter Anthology (), though I follow Williamson in considering the first three as parts of a single riddle— Riddle [ Songs of the Storm ] Which of you heroes is so sharp-witted. and so mind-crafty, who can speak. aloud about who impels me on this mission, when I mount up strong, sometimes ferocious.

Hardcover. Condition: Good/fair. No Jacket. Reprint. Book in goodto fair reading condition because there is evidence of writing in the margin and biro in the" Beowulf "section and the "Wanderer" section otherwise I think it is unscathed. The book is a selection of Anglo-Saxon poetry translated by Professor This book contains translations of English poetry which was composed, roughly speaking, between A.D. and , or, in other words, from Widsith, which is perhaps the oldest English poem, to Maldon, which is the last great poem before the Norman Conquest. The Poetry of Anglo-Saxon England Further study The Poetry of Anglo-Saxon England Because Beowulf accounts for nearly a tenth of all the lines of Old English poetry that have survived, it’s impossible to reconstruct in any detail the literary context in which it was written. That leaves the Cotton manuscript (whose Anglo-Saxon poetry comprises Beowulf and nothing more) and the Exeter Book. And it’s the Exeter Book that yields a whole host of smaller masterpieces of Old English verse, from ‘The Dream of the Rood’ to ‘The Battle of Maldon’ to ‘The Ruin’ to ‘The Wanderer’ and the celebrated riddles.