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The complete Old English poems

Author: Craig Williamson; T A Shippey; Alfred, King of England
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Williamson; T A Shippey; Alfred, King of England
ISBN: 9780812248470 0812248473
OCLC Number: 959594058
Language Note: Translated from the Old English.
Notes: 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.
Description: lv, 1188 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Junius manuscript --
The Vercelli book --
The Exeter book --
Beowulf and Judith --
The metrical psalms of the Paris psalter and the meters of Boethius --
The minor poems --
Additional poems.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Other Titles: Caedmon manuscript.
Exeter book.
Vercelli book.
Beowulf.
Judith (Anglo-Saxon poem).
Responsibility: translated by Craig Williamson ; with an introduction by Tom Shippey.

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