Old English Riddles: From the Exeter Book

Author:   Michael Alexander
Publisher:   Carcanet Press Ltd
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780856463785


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   31 August 2007
Replaced By:   9780856460708
Format:   Paperback
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The Old English Riddles survive through a manuscript of about the year 1000 left to Exeter Cathedral by Leofric, its first bishop. Unlike most of the poetry preserved in the Exeter Book , the Riddles are secular poems, robustly celebrating the familiar objects and natural world of eighth-century England. In this newly revised edition of his popular collection, Michael Alexander presents a selection of these ingenious and enigmatic poems in versions which capture their peculiar concision, humour and vigour of language.

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Author:   Michael Alexander
Publisher:   Carcanet Press Ltd
Imprint:   Anvil Press Poetry
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.150kg
ISBN:  

9780856463785


ISBN 10:   0856463787
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   31 August 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Replaced By:   9780856460708
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

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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.

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