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Beowulf

Beowulf - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374111199

Cover of Beowulf 00 (ISBN 978-0374111199)
ISBN13: 978-0374111199
ISBN10: 0374111197
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

List price: $28.00

Beowulf - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374111199

Seamus Heaney

ISBN13: 978-0374111199
ISBN10: 0374111197
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf 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 then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon.
The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface.
Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on Names
Beowulf
Family Trees
Acknowledgements

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