|Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Contributor(s): Heaney, Seamus (Editor)
ISBN: 0393320979 ISBN-13: 9780393320978
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
OUR PRICE: $14.36
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2001 Annotation: 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. 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)
|BISAC Categories: |
- Poetry | European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
- Poetry | Medieval
|Lexile Measure: 1090|
|Physical Information: 0.69" H x 6.12" W x 8.3" (0.60 lbs) 213 pages|
- Chronological Period - Medieval (500-1453)
- Cultural Region - Scandinavian
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
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 exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.
In his new translation. 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.
Contributor Bio(s): Heaney, Seamus: - Seamus Heaney (1939--2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, County Derry, he resided in Dublin until his death.