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Beowulf : A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition

Beowulf : A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393320978

Cover of Beowulf : A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition 00 (ISBN 978-0393320978)
ISBN13: 978-0393320978
ISBN10: 0393320979
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Beowulf : A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393320978

Seamus Translator Heaney

ISBN13: 978-0393320978
ISBN10: 0393320979
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people.

The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

In his new translation, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is both true, line by line, to the original poem and a fundamental expression of his own creative gift.

Author Bio

Seamus Heaney lives in Dublin and teaches at Harvard University. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His most recent book of poems is Opened Ground (FSG, 1998).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction ix
A Note on Names xxxi
Beowulf 2
Family Trees 217
Acknowledgements 219

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