Rarely are these works translated by someone who is both a medieval scholar and a poet, and this combination makes for both fidelity to the complexity of the originals and compelling poetry in a modern idiom.

"Beowulf" and Other Old English Poems

Edited and translated by Craig Williamson. Foreword by Tom Shippey

2011 | 288 pages | Cloth $45.00 | Paper $19.95
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Shippey
Note on Editions
Guide to Pronouncing Old English
On Translating Old English Poetry

BEOWULF
Introduction
Beowulf

OTHER OLD ENGLISH POEMS
A Note on Genres

Heroic or Historical Poems
The Battle of Maldon
Deor

Elegies
The Wanderer
The Seafarer
The Wife's Lament
Wulf and Eadwacer

Selected Exeter Book Riddles
Riddles

Gnomic or Wisdom Poems
Maxims II (Cotton Maxims)
Charms
The Fortunes of Men

Religious Poems
Cædmon's Hymn
Physiologus: Panther and Whale
Vainglory
Two Advent Lyrics
The Dream of the Rood

Appendix A. "Digressions": Battles, Feuds, and Family Strife in Beowulf
Appendix B. Genealogies in Beowulf
Appendix C. Two Scandinavian Analogues of Beowulf
Appendix D. Possible Riddle Solutions
Glossary of Proper Names
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments