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The Resource Poems and prose from the Old English, translated by Burton Raffel ; edited by Alexandra H. Olsen and Burton Raffel ; introductions by Alexandra H. Olsen

Poems and prose from the Old English, translated by Burton Raffel ; edited by Alexandra H. Olsen and Burton Raffel ; introductions by Alexandra H. Olsen

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Poems and prose from the Old English
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Poems and prose from the Old English
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translated by Burton Raffel ; edited by Alexandra H. Olsen and Burton Raffel ; introductions by Alexandra H. Olsen
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  • eng
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
In this restructured and greatly expanded version of Burton Raffel's out-of-print classic, Poems from the Old English, Raffel and co-editor Alexandra H. Olsen place the oldest English writings in an entirely different perspective. Keeping the classroom teacher's needs foremost in mind, Raffel and Olsen organize the major old English poems (except Beowulf) and new prose selections so as to facilitate both reading and studying. A general introduction provides an up-to-date and detailed historical account of the Anglo-Saxon period, and concise introductions open the literature sections of the book and many of the translations. Raffel's masterly translations of Old English poetry, praised as fine poems in their own right, reproduce much of the flavor as well as the sense of the originals. With more than 1800 newly translated lines and many revised older translations, the poems in this volume are organized into four genres -- elegies, heroic poems, religious poems, and wisdom poetry. Raffel's new translations include more than twenty poem-riddles, with proposed solutions in a separate section. Prose translations -- grouped in historical, testamentary and legal, religious, social and instructional, and medical and magical categories -- feature writings by King Alfred, Aelfric, and Wulfstan, among others."This is a splendid work to introduce students to the culture of the Anglo-Saxons. Raffel's translations of Old English poems become poems in modern English. But we have known for a long time that he can work such wonders. What is new is his supple handling of the often very unsupple Old English prose"--Robert Creed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Poems from the Old English.
Dewey number
829/.08
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR1508
LC item number
.P59 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Olsen, Alexandra Hennessey
  • Raffel, Burton
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  • English literature
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Middle Ages
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POETRY
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • English literature
  • Middle Ages
  • Oudengels
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Poems and prose from the Old English, translated by Burton Raffel ; edited by Alexandra H. Olsen and Burton Raffel ; introductions by Alexandra H. Olsen
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetry -- Prose
Control code
567922025
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130416
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt115321
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remote
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(OCoLC)567922025
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Poems and prose from the Old English, translated by Burton Raffel ; edited by Alexandra H. Olsen and Burton Raffel ; introductions by Alexandra H. Olsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetry -- Prose
Control code
567922025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt115321
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567922025

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