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Beowulf (Paperback)
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Beowulf (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 08/04/2002
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Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work which is both true, line by line, to the original poem, and an expression, in its language and music, of something fundamental to his own creative gift. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed, in that exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels between this story and the history of the twentieth century, nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571203765
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 53 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 10 mm
Edition: Main

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“Beowulf”

Concise and enjoyable translation of the Beowulf tale, Heaney's chose of words are perfect and add something to the tale which previous translations have lost making the story more vivid and enthralling and... More

Paperback edition
17th January 2011
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“Beowulf”

This poem was written between the 7th and 10th centuries and praises the adventures of the hero, Beowulf. It tells of how he goes to Denmark and slays the man eating monster Grendel and then later on, Grendel's... More

Paperback edition
12th November 2007
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“Hwaet! This is a tale worth retelling!”

Having studied 'Beowulf' both in translation and the original Old English, I've read many different editions of the poem. Heaney's translation is definitely not the most faithful to the original... More

Paperback edition
9th February 2018
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