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Poems and Prose from the Old English

ISBN13: 9780300069945
ISBN: 0300069944
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $45.0
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published Date:
Edition 2nd
Pages: 254
Average Goodreads rating: 4.30/5 (2 ratings)

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 a 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.