The Wife's Lament

    The Poem in Old English
  • Leslie, R.F. ed. Three Old English Elegies. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1961.
  • OE Wife's Lament Online
    Some Studies
  • Greenfield, Stanley B. "The Old English Elegies." Continuations and Beginnings, 165-69.
  • Curry, Jane L. "Approaches to a Translation of the Anglo-Saxon The Wife's Lament." Medium AEvum 35 (1966): 187-98.
  • Renoir, Alain. "A Reading Context for The Wife's Lament." Anglo-Saxon Poetry. Ed. Lewis E. Nicholson and Dolores Harwick Frese. South Bend: Notre Dame UP, 1975. 224-41.
  • Mitchell, Bruce. "The Narrator of The Wife's Lament: Some Syntactic Problems Reconsidered." NM 73 (1972): 222-34.
  • Short, Douglas D. "The OE Wife's Lament: An Interpretation." NM 71 (1970): 585-603.
    Some Related Texts and Studies
  • Aertsen, Henk. "Wulf and Eadwacer: A Woman's Cri de Coeur--For Whom? For What?" Companion to Old English Poetry. Ed. Henk Aertsen and Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr. Amsterdam: Vrije UP, 1994. 119-144.
  • Page, R. I. "A Woman's Place." Life in Anglo-Saxon England.
  • Leyser, Henrietta. "Vernacular Literature" [in Part One on the Anglo-Saxons]. Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England, 450-1500. New York: St. Martin's, 1995. 53-65.
  • Brundage, James A. "Law and Sex in Early Medieval Europek Sixth to Eleventh Centuries."Law, Sex and Christian Society in Medieval Europe. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987. 124-75.
    Attempts To Read Wife's Lament And/or Husband's Message As Religious Allegory
  • Swanton, M.J. "The Wife's Lament and The Husband's Message: A Reconsideration." Anglia 82 (1966): 269-90.
  • Kaske, R.E. "A Poem of the Cross in the Exeter Book: 'Riddle 60' and 'The Husband's Message." Traditio 23 (1967): 41-71.
  • Bolton, W.F. "The Wife's Lament: A Reconsideration Revisited." Archiv fur das Studium der neurenr Sprachen und Literaturen 205 (1969): 338-51.
    Curiosities
  • Bambas, Rudolph C. "Another View of the Old English Wife's Lament." JEGP 62 (1963): 303-9.
  • Doane, A.N. "Heathen Form and Christian Function in 'The Wife's Lament'." MS 28 (1966): 77-91.
  • Tripp, Raymond P. "The Narrator as Revenant: A Reconsideration of Three Old English Elegies." PLL 8 (1972): 339-61.

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