How did Seamus Heaney fashion verses, singularly handsome verses that not only capture the somber Beowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition . Available in: Paperback. Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation. Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation “accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously.
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Expedited shipments will be received in business days within the United States. It’s interesting to editiom where he used Ulster dialect. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. New edition Book condition: Nothing much happened beyond the good guys winning.
More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list. That or it was compiled from several pre-existing stories mashed together. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing.
Given my unfamiliarity with the Scandinavian myths and traditions, I accept that this is my failing, and probably not an issue with the text or the translation, neither of which I feel qualified to comment on.
Beowulf is important because nortn tells us so much about how people over a thousand years ago saw the world, and represented the essential struggles – both the heroic and the doomed – of life. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. From the very first word of Heany’s translation, I was captivated. Google Books — Loading Invoking Christian mythology in the middle of a monster-fighting action scene isn’t badass, it’s just weird.
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I was very surprised by how readable the translation was. This edition is really good, with lots of critical material, including Tolkien’s seminal essay.
Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 10 21, 4. Beowulf Beowulf’s Dragon Grendel Grendel’s mother.
But such a reaction is not fair, because I am not at all familiar with the traditions, the style of poetry, and the historic characters and mythological gods. More on my blog. AlanSkinner Jul 26, This edition is really good, with lots of critical material, including Tolkien’s seminal essay. On the other hand it’s not nearly as mad and funny as its Nordic kin.
9780393975802 – Beowulf A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Editions) by Seamus Heaney
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Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc His intelligence, fine ear and obvious love of the poem bring? GavinBowtell Jul 1, I read this imagining it being read aloud or recited over a series of nights in a Medieval mead hall. The story was violent, and for me, it just felt flat. Reading copy or better. Status Daniel Donoghue — primary author all editions calculated Beowulf Poet — main author all editions confirmed Alcuin Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Chance, Jane Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Donoghue, Daniel Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Donoghue, Daniel Editor secondary author all editions confirmed Frank, Roberta Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Gregory of Tours Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Heaney, Seamus Translator secondary author all editions confirmed Hill, Thomas Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Leyerle, John Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Robinson, Fred C.
Beowulf: A Verse Translation [Norton Critical Edition]
This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. As such it definitely doesn’t have the level of story craft we expect from modern literature. Tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel’s avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.
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