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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 


Contributor(s): Heaney, Seamus (Editor)

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Costa Book Award.

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, 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 beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate 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.

Review Citations:
  • New York Times 02/04/2001 pg. 32 (EAN 9780393320978, Paperback)
  • Entertainment Weekly 02/09/2001 pg. 69 (EAN 9780393320978, Paperback)
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  • Library Journal 12/01/1999 pg. 132 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 02/21/2000 pg. 84 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 02/15/2000 pg. 1073 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • New York Times 02/27/2000 pg. 6 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • Time 03/20/2000 pg. 84 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2000 pg. 345 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Entertainment Weekly 03/31/2000 pg. 65 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • New York Times 06/04/2000 pg. 40 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
  • Commonweal 12/01/2000 pg. 22 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)
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  • LJ Best Books of Year 01/01/2001 pg. 52 (EAN 9780374111199, Hardcover)

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (February 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780393320978
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

 

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