A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse (Faber Poetry) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Richard Hamer is Tutor in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780571325399
ISBN-10: 0571325394
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: August 20th, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Faber Poetry