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The Resource Beowulf and other Old English poems, edited and translated by Craig Williamson ; with a foreword by Tom Shippey

Beowulf and other Old English poems, edited and translated by Craig Williamson ; with a foreword by Tom Shippey

Label
Beowulf and other Old English poems
Title
Beowulf and other Old English poems
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Craig Williamson ; with a foreword by Tom Shippey
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
Overview: The best-known literary achievement of Anglo-Saxon England, Beowulf is a poem concerned with monsters and heroes, treasure and transience, feuds and fidelity. Composed sometime between 500 and 1000 C.E. and surviving in a single manuscript, it is at once immediately accessible and forever mysterious. And in Craig Williamson's splendid new version, this often translated work may well have found its most compelling modern English interpreter. Williamson's Beowulf appears alongside his translations of many of the major works written by Anglo-Saxon poets, including the elegies "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer," the heroic "Battle of Maldon," the visionary "Dream of the Rood," the mysterious and heart-breaking "Wulf and Eadwacer," and a generous sampling of the Exeter Book riddles. Accompanied by a foreword by noted medievalist Tom Shippey on Anglo-Saxon history, culture, and archaeology, and Williamson's introductions to the individual poems as well as his essay on translating Old English, the texts transport us back to the medieval scriptorium or ancient mead hall to share an exile's lament or herdsman's recounting of the story of the world's creation. 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, the world becomes a place of rare wonder in Williamson's lines. Were his idiom not so modern, we might almost think the Anglo-Saxon poets had taken up the lyre again and begun to sing after a silence of a thousand years
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
Dewey number
829/.3
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR1583
LC item number
.W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williamson, Craig
Series statement
The Middle Ages Series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Dragons
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Scandinavia
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Dragons
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Monsters
  • Scandinavia
Label
Beowulf and other Old English poems, edited and translated by Craig Williamson ; with a foreword by Tom Shippey
Instantiates
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OldControl:muse9780812204407
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On translating Old English poetry -- Beowulf -- The battle of Maldon -- Deor -- The wanderer -- The seafarer -- The wife's lament -- Wulf and Eadwacer -- Selected Exeter Book riddles -- Maxims II (Cotton maxims) -- Charms -- The fortunes of men -- Cædmon's hymn -- Physiologus: panther and whale -- Vainglory -- Two advent lyrics -- The dream of the rood -- Appendix A: digressions -- battles, feuds, and family strife in Beowulf -- Appendix B: Genealogies in Beowulf -- Appendix C: two Scandinavian analogues of Beowulf -- Appendix D: Possible riddle solutions
Control code
794700568
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812204407
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812204407
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700568
Label
Beowulf and other Old English poems, edited and translated by Craig Williamson ; with a foreword by Tom Shippey
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812204407
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On translating Old English poetry -- Beowulf -- The battle of Maldon -- Deor -- The wanderer -- The seafarer -- The wife's lament -- Wulf and Eadwacer -- Selected Exeter Book riddles -- Maxims II (Cotton maxims) -- Charms -- The fortunes of men -- Cædmon's hymn -- Physiologus: panther and whale -- Vainglory -- Two advent lyrics -- The dream of the rood -- Appendix A: digressions -- battles, feuds, and family strife in Beowulf -- Appendix B: Genealogies in Beowulf -- Appendix C: two Scandinavian analogues of Beowulf -- Appendix D: Possible riddle solutions
Control code
794700568
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812204407
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812204407
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700568

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