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Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery

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Publisher Comments:

Dick Ringler's deceptively simple translation captures the rhythm, movement, and power of the original Old English poem while employing a fluid modern English style and a relatively spare vocabulary. His generous Introduction, a lively yet masterly guide to the work, along with his translations of three shorter Old English poems elucidate a major English text almost as well-known for its subtlety and intricacy as it is for its monsters and heroes.

Table of Contents

About the cover art — Prefatory note — Map — Introduction — The story — Oral and written Beowulfs — Legend and lore — Narrative strategies and structures — The hero — Christianity and the problem of violence — The poet — The meter of the translation — Appendix — Beowulf — People and places in Beowulf — Three shorter Old English poems — The fight at Finnsburg — A meditation — "Deor" — Suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603844116
Subtitle:
A New Translation for Oral Delivery
Publisher:
Hackett Pub.
Translated by:
Dick Ringler
Author:
Dick Ringler
Author:
Ringler, Dick
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2007
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
188

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