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Old English Riddles

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 96 Nombre de pages
The Old English Riddles survive through a manuscript of about the year 1000 left to Exeter Cathedral by Leofric, its first bishop.... Lire la suite
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Description

The Old English Riddles survive through a manuscript of about the year 1000 left to Exeter Cathedral by Leofric, its first bishop. The Riddles are secular poems, robustly celebrating the familiar objects and natural world of eighth-century England. This work presents a selection of these poems.

Auteur

Michael Alexander was, until his retirement, the Professor of English Literature at St Andrews University. He is the author of the Penguin Classics Beowulf, The Earliest English Poems and The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment. His critical study The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. His other books include A History of Old English Literature and Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England. He lives in Wells, Somerset.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Old English Riddles
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780856463785
ISBN: 978-0-85646-378-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Carcanet Press Ltd
Genre: Poésie et théâtre
nombre de pages: 96
Poids: 1204g
Taille: H217mm x B139mm x T8mm
Année: 2007
Auflage: New ed