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Beowulf

Beowulf - 00 edition

Beowulf - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780374111199

ISBN10: 0374111197

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney - ISBN 9780374111199
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No
Beowulf by Seamus Heaney - ISBN 9780374111199

ISBN13: 9780374111199

ISBN10: 0374111197

Edition: 00

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

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on Names
Beowulf
Family Trees
Acknowledgements

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