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Beowulf: A Verse Translation - Unknown, Michael Alexander
Beowulf: A Verse Translation
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Beowulf stands at the head of English literature; a poem of historical interest and epic scope. Although the first manuscript of Beowulf dates from around the year 1000 CE, it is thought that the poem existed in its present form from the year 850. Beowulf's adventures themselves stand in front of... show more
Beowulf stands at the head of English literature; a poem of historical interest and epic scope. Although the first manuscript of Beowulf dates from around the year 1000 CE, it is thought that the poem existed in its present form from the year 850. Beowulf's adventures themselves stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this heroic background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf first kills the monster Grendel and her mother, and later defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally wounded.  @Eazy-B Uh oh. Grendel’s mom showed up. She is really pissed. Wait. Monsters have feelings? From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140449310 (0140449310)
ASIN: 140449310
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 137
Edition language: English
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mattries37315
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5.0 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
The oldest epic poem in English follows the feats of its titular protagonist over the course of days and years that made him a legend among his clan, friends, and even enemies. Beowulf was most likely orally transmitted before finally be written down several centuries later by an unknown Christian ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 Beowulf, Seamus Heaney
So this is the "Bi-lingual" edition with original Anglo-Saxon and Heaney's Modern English adaptation on facing pages. And indeed, the original may as well be a foreign language given the extent of my understanding of it, however, two things are notable about it even to my uninitiated view: alliterat...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Beowulf / translated by Seamus Heaney
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 as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it
3.0 Beowulf: Mini Review
A lot of wank. That's pretty much all that's going on here. I can see how this stands as one of the foundations of contemporary Fantasy as a genre, but other than that, it's just a lot of standing around and comparing dick sizes, really. Grendel and his mother take up 6, maybe 8 stanzas of the entir...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
4.0 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
What a classic!I still remember when professor Thaer introduced Beowulf to us 5 years ago. I really loved it back then, and I still love it now. Recommended.
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