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Composed toward the end of the first millennium, "Beowulf" is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death ...Show synopsisComposed toward the end of the first millennium, "Beowulf" is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. In his new translation--a national bestseller that is the winner of the Whitbread Award--Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is both true, line by line, to the original poem and a fundamental expression of his own creative gift. (Poetry)Hide synopsis
Description:Bilingual. Fine and bright in like illustrated dustjacket with...Bilingual. Fine and bright in like illustrated dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. Unread. Price-clipped dustjacket.
Description:As New in As New jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. As new,...As New in As New jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. As new, dark blue cloth over boards HARD cover with gilt font on spine, xxx + 216 pps (3180 translations of Old English) + Family Tree Chart. Dust jacket unclipped. Stated 6th printing. Appears unread-tight binding and without marks or blemishes. 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 Grendels 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."
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000
Description:First bilingual edition. Signed by Heaney on the title page....First bilingual edition. Signed by Heaney on the title page. Fine in black quarter cloth and paper covered boards, in fine dustjacket protected by mylar. With "Winner of the Whitbread Award" cover sticker. 213pp. Pristine text. Includes English and the original Anglo-Saxon.
Description:First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust...First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the Seamus Heaney on the title page. "How did he do it? How did Seamus Heaney fashion verses, singularly handsome verses that not only capture the somber grandeur and mythic vigor of the Anglo-Saxon original, but also reflect the rhythm and timbre of the English we speak today....This newborn translation makes accessible to everyone the first supremely great poem to be written in the English language" (Colin Campbell, Christian Science Monitor).
The human mind is unfathomable in its prowess of imagination and invention. Add a dark night plus fear of indistinct, shadowy beings, and terrible monsters seem to spring up before us. Although we know that they do not exist, we are still frightened by the monsters that rise from the gloom. Always, ...
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