Beowulf: a new verse translation

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1999.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1090L
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A brilliant and faithful rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic from the Nobel laureate.

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, 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 Grendel's 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 end of the twentieth century, 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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ISBN:
9780393320978
9780374111199
Lexile measure:
1090L
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subject_facet Beowulf, -- King of the Geats, Beowulf, -- King of the Geats -- Poetry, Dragons, Dragons -- Poetry, Epic poetry, English (Old), Grendel -- (Monster), Grendel -- (Monster) -- Poetry, Heroes, Heroes -- Scandinavia -- Poetry, Monsters, Monsters -- Poetry, Poetry, Scandinavia
title_display Beowulf : a new verse translation
title_full Beowulf : a new verse translation / Seamus Heaney
title_short Beowulf :
title_sub a new verse translation
topic_facet Beowulf, Dragons, Epic poetry, English (Old), Grendel, Heroes, Monsters