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For than thirty years A Guide to Old English has been the standard introduction to Old English language and literature This updated sixth edition retains the structure and style of the popular previous editions and includes two new much reuested texts Wulf and Eadwacer and JudithThe book consists of two parts Part One comprises an introduction to the Old English language includin. Haha look this is on GoodreadsI mean ahem It is my view that the linguistic nuances of Old English poetry are lost completely in translation Every lover of literature should get this book and learn Old English For how can the opening Hwaet of Beowulf possibly be rendered in our sloppy modern attempts at expression How can the suffering of the Seafarer bite at the soul of a reader when the original meter is compromised What craft have you Where has gone the horse Where the rider Where the giver of treasure Alas for the bright cup

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A Guide to Old English

G orthography and pronunciation inflexions word formation an authoritative section on syntax This is followed by an introduction to Anglo Saxon studies which discusses language literature history archaeology and ways of life Sound changes are treated as they become relevant in understanding apparent irregularities in inflexion Part Two contains verse texts most of them complete w. 1945 books read in 20171023 bookshelf read in 2017This book is aimed at native speakers of English if you know Germanhave taken classes in German you will know some parts already just with some new words I couldn t seem to remember Definitely need to re read if I really want to master Old English but my course is done

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Hich fully reveal the range that Old English poetry offers in mood intensity humor and natural observation Full explanatory notes accompany all the texts and a detailed glossary is providedThe new edition of this highly acclaimed Guide will be welcomed by teachers and by anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of the language and literature of the Anglo Saxon. Aimed at autodidacts as well as traditional students The author loves OE and you can tell


10 thoughts on “A Guide to Old English

  1. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewAncient Norse A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell Fred C RobinsonThere is a lot

  2. says:

    Haha look this is on GoodreadsI mean ahem It is my view that the linguistic nuances of Old English poetry are lost completely in translation Every lover of literature should get this book and learn Old English For how can the opening

  3. says:

    I have really fond memories of this book and can remember buying it many years ago At that period Mitchell and Rob

  4. says:

    1945 books read in 20171023 bookshelf read in 2017This book is aimed at native speakers of English if you know Germanhave taken classes in German you will know some parts already just with some new words I couldn'

  5. says:

    This is one of the best language primers I've used I really hate the phrase makes history come ALIVE butwellthe book goes out of its way to e

  6. says:

    Six weeks after I began I'm reading Old English thanks to the wonderful guidance of a good professor and this perceptive book Mitchell Robinson think of all the grammatical conundrums and explain them with simplicity so that in 4 6 weeks you to can read Anglo Saxon poetry and let there be no uestion it's entir

  7. says:

    What a backwards way to learn a language I taught myself by just reading the sample texts in the back with a glossary You pick up declensions as you go It would be better if the text started you reading OE right away and explained the grammar as it came up and as was necessary rather than dumping 100 pages of OE grammar on you to

  8. says:

    This book provides a description of Anglo Saxon many examples to learn and an impressive bibliography of sources to launch one's studies

  9. says:

    Aimed at autodidacts as well as traditional students The author loves OE and you can tell

  10. says:

    This is my review for the Eighth Edition of Mitchell's Guide to Old English Overall I find it to be a useful introductory