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Alexander, Michael 1941-

Works: 60 works in 417 publications in 4 languages and 10,218 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Manuscripts  History  Narrative poetry  Frame stories  Short stories  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, în, Arranger, Illuminator
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Most widely held works about Michael Alexander
Most widely held works by Michael Alexander
Beowulf: a verse translation by Julian Glover( Book )

86 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation conveys the artistry and eloquence of the eighth century Old English poem, Beowulf, which is set in the heroic societies of fifth-century Scandinavia
The earliest English poems : a bilingual edition by Michael Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon poetry was produced between 700 and 1000 AD for an audience that delighted in technical accomplishment, and the durable works of Old English verse spring from the source of the English language. This work translates the best of the Old English poetry into modern English. Table of Contents:IntroductionA Note on the TranslationPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third EditionThe RuinCaedmon's HymnBede's Death SongHeroic PoemsDeor and WidsithBeowulf and the Fight at FinnsburgWaldereElegiesThe Wanderer and the SeafarerThe Wife's Complaint, the Husband's Message and Wulf and EadwacerGnomic VersesRiddlesThe Dream of the RoodThe PhoenixBrunaburhThe Battle of MaldonMap of the Site of the Battle of MaldonNotesAppendixes: A. The RunesB. Suggested Solutions to the RiddlesC. Anglo-Saxon MetricGlossary of Proper NamesFurther Reading
The poetic achievement of Ezra Pound by Michael Alexander( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ezra Pound is the central figure in the development of modern English poetry, yet his poetry is often regarded as too difficult. This classic study, available for the first time in paperback, provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Pound's work. Michael Alexander - himself a poet and translator - brings out the life and originality of Pound's poetry and shows how he contributed to the modernist movement through his own writing as well as through his impact on Yeats, Eliot, Joyce and others." "Most helpfully, this book shows how Pound's poems work. It takes the reader through all of the poems offering succinct commentary and close analysis of individual passages."--Jacket
Medievalism : the Middle Ages in modern England by Michael Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The style of the medieval period, which inhabits the bloodstream of western culture, was vigorously re-established in post-Enlightenment England. This one-volume history of the Medieval Revival as a whole is the first coherent account of its social, political, religious, architectural and artistic aspects, especially as these are expressed and reflected in literature. Its focus is on the period 1760 to 1971, with an Epilogue on the reverberations of medievalism in the present day."--Jacket
A history of English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this best-selling book traces the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the old English period to the present day. It adds new names, new titles and new secondary reading to reflect fresh developments in literature and society, and to bring the reader up to the present day
Old English riddles from the Exeter book by Michael Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new and revised edition of a popular Anvil Press classic, Michael Alexander presents a selection of these ingenious and enigmatic poems-with possible solutions given in an appendix-in versions that capture their peculiar, often ribald, suggestiveness and vigor
Old English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth's times by John Trusler( Book )

7 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric cartoons by an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist
A history of Old English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and English, Middle and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
Reading Shakespeare by Michael Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lively introduction to Shakespeare's life, career and the theatre of his day, Michael Alexander returns to the basics of how to read Shakespeare's works as literary texts. Surveying the most popular and widely-studied plays and sonnets, he elaborates upon the historical, cultural and literary contexts that surrounded their creation
The Middle Ages : (700-1550) by Michael Charles Alexander( Book )

19 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Martin's anthologies of English literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of Ezra : British poets and Ezra Pound( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare : notes by Michael Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretation für Schüler der Oberstufe und Studenten im Grundstudium. Mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe und Kommentaren zu wesentlichen Textstellen sowie Informationen zum biografischen, literaturgeschichtlichen und historischen Hintergrund. Hinweise auf relevante Websites
The first poems in English( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection from the earliest verse in English contains poems from an age in which verse was composed and recited aloud, and remembered rather than written down." "Michael Alexander's beautiful translations preserve the verse forms of the original Old English. His new introduction to this revised edition traces the path of Anglo-Saxon literature and discusses the language and themes of each poem. This edition also includes notes, appendices, a glossary and further reading."--Jacket
The Canterbury tales : illustrated prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prologue to the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the characters in "Canterbury Tales." This edition contains notes and an index to the Middle English text
The wanderer : elegies, epics, riddles( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary fantasy writer J. R. R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating, and teaching the ancient tales of northern Europe at Oxford and drew on them for his own writing. These epic stories, with their wizards and knights, dragons and trolls, cursed rings and magic swords, are as fascinating today as they were thousands of year ago. Reading them brings us as close as we will ever get to the magical worlds of the Vikings and the origins of their twentieth-century counterpart: Tolkien’s Middle Earth
The miller's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer by Michael Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beowulf: a verse translation
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Alexander, Michael J. 1941-

Alexander, Michael Joseph 1941-

Michael Alexander

The earliest English poems : a bilingual editionThe poetic achievement of Ezra PoundMedievalism : the Middle Ages in modern EnglandA history of English literatureOld English riddles from the Exeter bookA history of Old English literatureThe Canterbury talesThe Middle Ages : (700-1550)