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The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation
By Michael Matto (editor), Seamus Heaney (foreword by) and Greg Delanty (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date December 6, 2010
Pages 557
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393079012
ISBN-10 0393079015
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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The dazzling variety of Anglo-Saxon poetry brought to life by an all-star cast of contemporary poets in an authoritative bilingual edition.

Encompassing a wide range of voices-from weary sailors to forlorn wives, from heroic saints to drunken louts, from farmers hoping to improve their fields to sermonizers looking to save your soul―the 123 poems collected in The Word Exchange complement the portrait of medieval England that emerges from Beowulf, the most famous Anglo-Saxon poem of all. Offered here are tales of battle, travel, and adventure, but also songs of heartache and longing, pearls of lusty innuendo and clear-eyed stoicism, charms and spells for everyday use, and seven "hoards" of delightfully puzzling riddles.

Featuring all-new translations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets―including Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky, Billy Collins, Eavan Boland, Paul Muldoon, Robert Hass, Gary Soto, Jane Hirshfield, David Ferry, Molly Peacock, Yusef Komunyakaa, Richard Wilbur, and many others―The Word Exchange is a landmark work of translation, as fascinating and multivocal as the original literature it translates.

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9780393079012 | details & prices | 557 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $35.00
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 9, 2012)
9780393342413 | details & prices | 556 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $18.95

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