A Departed Music: Readings in Old English Poetry

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Anglo-Saxon Books, 2006 - History - 232 pages
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The readings in this book are passages of translation from a wide selection of Old English poems. The author places them in their context and discusses their place and significance in the history of poetic art in Anglo-Saxon society and culture. This approach is intended to give the reader an opportunity to appreciate the cultural importance of the surviving body of poems, the worldview that inspired them, and the subtleties of individual poems.

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of cruel battle and the fall of kin
exiles and lamentations

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Walter Nash has taught English and Linguistics at a number of universities and colleges in Great Britain and Europe, and has particular interests in composition, usage, sylistics, and the nature of literary language.

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