The Earliest English Poems (Penguin Classics)

The Earliest English Poems (Penguin Classics)

Anglo-Saxon poetry used to be produced among seven-hundred and one thousand advert for an viewers that overjoyed in technical accomplishment, and the sturdy works of outdated English verse spring from the resource of the English language.

Michael Alexander has translated the easiest of the outdated English poetry into glossy English and right into a verse shape that keeps the features of Anglo-Saxon metre and alliteration. integrated during this choice are the "heroic poems" such as Widsith, Deor, Brunanburh and Maldon, and passages from Beowulf; the various recognized 'riddles' from The Exeter publication; all of the "elegies," including The break, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Wife's Complaint and The Husband's Message, within which the virtu of previous English is located in its purest and so much centred shape; including the nice Christian poem The Dream of the Rood.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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