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Beowulf - Unknown, Burton Raffel
Beowulf
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The epic poem of war and adventure.Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language. It was composed in England four centuries before the Norman Conquest. But no one knows exactly when it was composed, or by whom, or why. As a social document this great epic reflects a feudal,... show more
The epic poem of war and adventure.Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language. It was composed in England four centuries before the Norman Conquest. But no one knows exactly when it was composed, or by whom, or why. As a social document this great epic reflects a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory and death.* Burton Raffel's modern language translation from the original Old English remains the most celebrated introduction of the poem to students and the general reader alike* Includes a glossary of terms
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780451527400 (0451527402)
ASIN: 451527402
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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4.0 Pre-Arthurian-Myth: "Beowulf" by Unkwown, Seamus Heaney
(Original Review, 2001-02-20)If you are familiar with the Hindu myth-kitty though, you may also find parallels between “Beowulf” and the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. When Jambavan spends a lot of time telling Hanuman about how great he is, to induce him to jump to Lanka in search of Sita, or Arjun ...
Linda78
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3.0 Beowulf (Audiobook)
The only thing I knew about Beowulf was the three-episode arc on Xena that dealt with the legend in their own special Xena way. Then there was that weird episode of Star Trek: Voyager, which pretty describes every episode of that show, but it's the one where the doctor is Beowulf. So I've been meani...
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
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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...
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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...
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