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Beowulf  A New Verse Translation by  Seamus (Trans. ) Heaney - Paperback - 1st Printing - 2001 - from Sweet Beagle Books and

Beowulf A New Verse Translation

by Heaney, Seamus (Trans. )

Condition: As New

W. W. Norton & Company. As New. 2001. 1st Printing. Paperback. As new, no defects. Stated first printing. . This is the Bilingual Edition. By all accounts, a superb translation. . Bilingual Edition Series. Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 256 pages. C1 .

Beowulf, composed between the seventh and tenth centuries, is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid battle against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and living on in the exhausted aftermath. Heaney's celebrated translation honours what is remote and intuits what is uncannily familiar, at the end of the twentieth century, in this founding masterpiece of English poetry. Now, for the first time, the Old English text - which survived only in a single scorched manuscript, now held in the British Museum - can be read in conjunction with the translation on facing pages. Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255).



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