Beowulf. A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

Heaney Seamus

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: Reprint

Description: 218 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Beowulf, composed between the seventh and tenth century, is the elegaic 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.

ISBN: 9780571230419

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