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"Beowulf", composed between the seventh and tenth centuries, 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 returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid battle against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and living on in the exhausted aftermath. Heaney's celebrated translation honours what is remote and intuits what is uncannily familiar, at the ...

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 2007, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571230419

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 2001, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393320978

English, Old (ca. 450-1100)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 2001, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9781417666379

Turtleback School & Library edition

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 2000, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374111199

English, Old (ca. 450-1100)

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