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Beowulf : A Prose Translation

Beowulf : A Prose Translation - (2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0393974065

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ISBN13: 978-0393974065
ISBN10: 0393974065
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (2ND)02
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Beowulf : A Prose Translation - (2ND)02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393974065

Nicholas Ed. Howe and E. Talbot Translator Donaldson

ISBN13: 978-0393974065
ISBN10: 0393974065
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (2ND)02
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The text of this edition of Beowulf is based on the highly regarded Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem. Accurate and literally faithful, the Donaldson translation conveys the full meaning and spirit of the original.

"Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with the historical, linguistic, and literary settings of Beowulf, including Robert C. Hughes on the origins of the Old English language, E. Talbot Donaldson's presentation of the major features of Old English poetry, new material on Beowulf's tribes and genealogies, three maps, and a facsimile illustration of the manuscript.

"Criticism" collects seven new and wide-ranging interpretations of Beowulf by Fred C. Robinson, Roberta Frank, John D. Niles, Michael Lapidge, Joyce Hill, Helen Bennett, and Nicholas Howe.

A Glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Translation - E. Talbot Donaldson
Abbreviations

The Text of Beowulf

Backgrounds and Context

The Beowulf Manuscript
Tribes and Genealogies
MAP: The Geography of Beowulf
Robert C. Hughes - The Origins of Old English to 800 AD
MAP: The Continental Homelands of the Germanic Invaders
MAP: The English Kingdoms at the Beginning of the Seventh

Century AD

E. Talbot Donaldson - [Old English Prosody and Cædmon's Hymn]


Criticism

Fred C. Robinson - Appositive Style and the Theme of Beowulf
Roberta Frank - The Beowulf Poet's Sense of History
John D. Niles - Reconceiving Beowulf: Poetry as Social Praxis
Michael Lapidge - Beowulf and the Psychology of Terror
Joyce Hill - "æt Wæs Geomuru Ides!" A Female Sterotype

Examined

Helen Bennett - The Female Mourner at Beowulf's Funeral: Filling in the Blanks/ Hearing the Spaces
Nicholas Howe - The Uses of Uncertainty: On the Dating of Beowulf


Glossary of Proper Names
Selected Bibliography

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