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Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed. Heaney's clear and insightful introduction to Beowulf provides students with an understanding of both the poem's history in the canon and Heaney's own translation process.

Synopsis:

Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney's translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).

Synopsis:

The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed. Heaney"s clear and insightful introduction to Beowulfprovides students with an understanding of both the poem"s history in the canon and Heaney"s own translation process.

Synopsis:

Seamus Heaney's acclaimed translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, with extensive background, critical notes, glossary and bibliography.

About the Author

Daniel Donoghue is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Style in Old English Poetry: The Test of the Auxiliary and Lady Godiva: A Literary History of a Legend.
Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995; he teaches regularly at Harvard University and lives in Dublin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393975802
Translator:
Heaney, Seamus
Editor:
Donoghue, Daniel
Translator:
Heaney, Seamus
Editor:
Donoghue, Daniel
Author:
Donoghue, Daniel
Author:
Heaney, Seamus
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Beowulf
Subject:
Epic poetry, English
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-256).
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
no. 183
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.30x5.16x.56 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393975802 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney's translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).
"Synopsis" by , The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed. Heaney"s clear and insightful introduction to Beowulfprovides students with an understanding of both the poem"s history in the canon and Heaney"s own translation process.
"Synopsis" by , Seamus Heaney's acclaimed translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, with extensive background, critical notes, glossary and bibliography.
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