Still, I can't help but comment, once again, about the truncated medieval offerings of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, which omits tons of extremely canonical Old and Middle English literature from its tiny, tiny medieval Volume A, but which includes so much dull, boring, stuff in the remaining five volumes of modern literature that I'm convinced the editors were paid by the pound.
For example, their Anglo-Saxon offerings:
- Caedmon's Hymn (and the bit of Bede introducing it)
- Dream of the Rood
- King Alfred's Preface to the Pastoral Care
- The Wanderer
- The Wife's Lament
OK, I can't deal with now ... if you could knock some sense into the editors, what would you insist they include?