Word Exchange Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation

ISBN-10: 0393342417
ISBN-13: 9780393342413
Edition: 2012
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Description: Featuring 123 all-newtranslations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets—including SeamusHeaney, Robert Pinsky, Billy Collins, Eavan Boland, Richard Wilbur, and manyothers—this brilliant anthology infuses new vigor into Old English poetry  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Featuring 123 all-newtranslations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets—including SeamusHeaney, Robert Pinsky, Billy Collins, Eavan Boland, Richard Wilbur, and manyothers—this brilliant anthology infuses new vigor into Old English poetry (Library Journal). Presented in an authoritative bilingual edition, The Word Exchange is as fascinating and multivocal as the originalliterature it translates.

Greg Delanty is an artist-in-residence at Saint Michael's College. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Michael Matto is an associate professor of English at Adelphi University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Seamus Heaney was born in Mossbawn, Ireland on April 13, 1939. He received a degree in English from Queen's College in Belfast in 1961. After earning his teacher's certificate in English from St. Joseph's College in Belfast the following year, he took a position at the school as an English teacher. During his time as a teacher at St. Joseph's, he wrote and published work in the university magazine under the pen name Incertus. In 1966, he became an English literature lecturer at Queen's College in Belfast. His first volume of poems, Death of a Naturalist, went on to receive the E.C. Gregory Award, the Cholmondeley Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. After the death of his parents, Heaney published the poetry volumes The Haw Lantern, which includes a sonnet sequence memorializing his mother, and Seeing Things, a collection containing numerous poems for his father. His other works included Field Work, Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996, and Human Chain. Heaney was a professor at Harvard from 1981 to 1997 and its Poet in Residence from 1988 to 2006. From 1989 to 1994 he was also the Professor of Poetry at Oxford and in 1996 was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Other awards that he received include the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (1968), the E. M. Forster Award (1975), the PEN Translation Prize (1985), the Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. His literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland. He died following a short illness on August 30, 2013 at the age of 74. Heaney's last words were in a text to his wife Marie, "Noli timere", which means "Do not be afraid."

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