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Anglo-Saxon poetry

R. K. Gordon

Anglo-Saxon poetry

by R. K. Gordon

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Published by J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., E. P. Dutton & co. in London & Toronto, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Translations into English.,
  • English poetry -- Translations.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementselected and translated by Professor R. K. Gordon.
    SeriesEveryman"s library. Poetry and drama -- [no. 794]
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 367, [1] p.
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16603214M

    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. ‘The Dream of the Rood’ is one of the gems of Anglo-Saxon poetry. ‘Rood’ is an Old English word for ‘Cross’, and poem tells of a pious man’s encounter with a talking crucifix, which is a novel idea for a poem, to say the least.

    30 review for Anglo-Saxon Poetry. epics, Cynewulf, Elegies, heroic poems and much more. The book is very easy and cheap to find secondhand and makes an ideal starting point for people who are curious about Old English. 5 out of 5. It demonstrates the continuity of English prose from the Anglo-Saxon English to Middle English. Anglo-Saxon Sermons. Aelfric was the most notable writer of Anglo-Saxon sermons. His most important work the Colloquy tells about the triumph of Christianity in England. Riddles. The Exeter book contains about a Anglo-Saxon riddles translated.

    Anglo-Saxon poetry is esteemed for its subtle artistry and for its wealth of insights into the artistic, social and spiritual preoccupations of the formative first centuries of English literature. This anthology of prose translations covers most of the poetry surviving in the four major codices and in 5/5(1). Anglo Saxon Poetry. Translated by Professor R K Gordon. by Gordon, R K and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at sunshinesteaming.com


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Jul 12,  · Anglo–Saxon poetry is esteemed for its subtle artistry and for its wealth of insights into the artistic, social and spiritual preoccupations of the formative first centuries of English literature.

This anthology of prose translations covers most of the poetry surviving in the four major codices and in various other sunshinesteaming.com by: Anglo-Saxon Poetry. Anglo–Saxon poetry is esteemed for its subtle artistry and for its wealth of insights into the artistic, social and spiritual preoccupations of the formative first centuries of English literature.

This anthology of prose translations covers most of the poetry surviving in the four major codices and in various other manuscripts/5. Dec 25,  · 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 some legal documents/5(19).

Anglo-Saxon Poetry. This is a revision Anglo-Saxon poetry book the translation which R.K. Gordon, formerly Professor of English in the University of Alberta, made of his own selection of Old English poetry of all kinds extending over the whole period from the seventh to the eleventh century.4/5.

Mar 08,  · Ezra Pound produced a loose translation of the poem in the early twentieth century, but we’ve linked to a parallel text version above, with the original Anglo-Saxon included on the left and a modern English translation on the right.

Anonymous, ‘The Wanderer’. Like the riddles above, this poem was preserved thanks to the Exeter Book. It’s lines long and written in alliterative verse, and like. Anglo-Saxon Poetry book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. 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 Anglo-Saxon poetry book 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.

Thanks for doing these translations, I imagine it took a great deal of time and energy and it is really great to be able to read and understand this treasure of anglo saxon literature. We have got to keep the torch of these traditions alive.

Sincethe 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.

Anglo-saxon poetry was circulated orally in a preliterate society, and gathered at last into books over some six centuries before the Norman Conquest ended English independence.

Against the odds some of these books survive today. This anthology of prose translations covers most of the surviving poetry, revealing a tradition which is outstanding among early medieval literatures for its. Dec 22,  · The poems are in Anglo-Saxon on one page; the opposite page has the (very good) English translation.

Thus, it is fun and interesting to go from sentence to sentence in Old English and modern English; before long you won't be looking at the modern English page much at all/5(9). The Exeter Book: An Anthology of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Presented to Exeter Cathedral by Loefric, First Bishop of Exeter (), and Still in Possession of the Dean and Chapter.

This book contains translations of English poetry which was composed, roughly speaking, between A.D. andor, in other words, from Widsith, which is perhaps the oldest English poem, to Maldon, which is the last great poem before the Norman Conquest.

Dec 05,  · Anglo-Saxon poetry is esteemed for its subtle artistry and for its wealth of insights into the artistic, social and spiritual preoccupations of the formative first centuries of English literature. This anthology of prose translations covers most of the poetry surviving in the four major codices and in various other manuscripts.5/5(8).

Anglo-Saxon riddles are part of Anglo-Saxon literature. The most famous Anglo-Saxon riddles are found in the Exeter Book. This book contains secular and religious poems and other writings, along with a collection of 94 riddles, although there is speculation that there may have been closer to.

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In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous sunshinesteaming.com: R. Gordon. The Anglo-Saxon riddles contained in the Exeter Book were probably written in the early eighth century. Below, I’ve included some of the best Anglo-Saxon riddles from the Exeter Book, followed by the most commonly proposed solutions.

Anglo–Saxon poetry is esteemed for its subtle artistry and for its wealth of insights into the artistic, social and spiritual preoccupations of the formative first centuries of English sunshinesteaming.com anthology of prose translations covers most of the poetry surviving in the four major codices and in various other manuscripts.

A well–received feature is the grouping by codex to emphasize. The Exeter Book, Exeter Cathedral Library MSalso known as the Codex Exoniensis, is a tenth-century book or codex which is an anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry.

It is one of the four major Anglo-Saxon literature codices, along with the Vercelli Book, Nowell Codex and the. called Caedmonian poems, the Exeter Book, containing two of the signed poems of Cynewulf and the Vercelli Book.

Anglo Saxon poetry consisted of personal and Elegiac poems, war songs, riddles, and epic poems. Some of the prominent books of this group are Widsith, which consists of lines of verse, The Wanderer, an elegiac poem; The. Anglo-saxon poetry was circulated orally in a preliterate society, and gathered at last into books over some six centuries before the Norman Conquest ended English independence.

Against the odds some of these books survive today/5(5)."The Ruin" is an elegy in Old English, written by an unknown author probably in the 8th or 9th century, and published in the 10th century in the Exeter Book, a large collection of poems and riddles. The poem evokes the former glory of a ruined Roman city by juxtaposing the grand, lively past state with the decaying present.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 poetry.

The poem "Maxims I" can be found in the Exeter Book and "Maxims II" is located in a lesser known Language: Old English.