A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse: Parallel Text
Contains the Old English texts of almost all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer'. These poems are the wellspring of the English poetic tradition, and this anthology provides a window into the mind and culture of the Anglo-Saxons.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by Faber and Faber
(first published 1970)
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Jul 09, 2012 Beth rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A reread from my degree. I will confess to only reading the translations for the most part (having had to do translations years ago, I didn't really feel like revisiting that special hell) and found them possibly a little stilted in places.
An amazing selection of works, beautifully translated. The poems towards the end (especially Bede's Death Song and The Wanderer) still speak redolently of humanity's predicaments despite the passage of so many centuries.