release date: Mar 06, 2001
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Beowulf a New Verse Translation Bilingual Edition
Composed toward the end of the first millennium 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 Grendels 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 Nobel laureate 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
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BindingPaperback
Sales rank123321
Pages256
ManufacturerWW Norton
EAN9780393320978
List price$21.95
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