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A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse

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    Richard Hamer(Author Editor)

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A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer', as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, with facing-page verse translations. These poems are the well-spring of the English poetic tradition, and this anthology provides a unique window into the mind and culture of the Anglo-Saxons.

The volume is an essential companion to Faber's edition of Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney.

The essential canon of Old English poetry, with parallel verse translation, in this now classic edition.

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Richard Hamer(Author Editor)
  • Faber & Faber; Main edition (20 Aug. 2015)
  • English
  • 5
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By Elginson on 1 June 2017

    I have always loved the rhythms and resonances of early English poetry. This compilation gives the original on one page and the 'translation' on the opposite page so that you can compare the two. Personally, it takes me a long time to read a poem because I enjoy trying to read the early English and guess the translation before looking across to check my efforts. You may not wish to be so pedantic. But the words and the sounds are beautiful. Here is the root of our language and here too is the beating heart of the culture from which it came. Recommended? Yes! Absolutely. Take time... read slowly.

  • By Bunter on 15 June 2013

    First of all I borrowed this book from the library, then I had to buy a copy for myself. I really love the imagery, metre, and ancient memories.

  • By DaisyC on 12 October 2013

    The book was suggested by our on-line tutor to enable us to be able to take part in the course. It is proving to be invaluable as is the Sweet's Primer I also obtained from Amazon to assist with the learning process.

  • By Mr Bonner on 23 February 2013

    good quality product, it arrived quickly. the book content itself is very interesting, jam packed full of poems , charms and tales in anglo saxon, well written and easy to follow.

  • By ZORCH on 14 August 2013


  • By Mr. J. Jones on 6 November 2010

    Excellen t title which will be a great aide with my Medieval studies.Would thoroughly recommend

  • By David Howells on 25 February 2014

    There is something lifeless about these poems. Whether it i because of a dull transcription or because Anglo Saxon poetry lacks the figures of speech we are used to in poetry I can not remember.

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