Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393320979
Category: Poetry
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Presents a new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother.

Beowulf

A New Translation with an Introduction
Author: Burton Raffel,Robert Payson Creed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Epic poetry, English (Old)
Page: 159
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Beowulf

A New Translation for Oral Delivery
Author: Dick Ringler
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603844112
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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This new translation of 'Beowulf' captures the rhythm and movement of the original Old English poem while employing a fluid Modern English style and relatively simple vocabulary. The resulting text provides an approximation of the acoustic features -- and power -- of the original and is suitable for reading either silently or aloud. This edition also includes a substantial Introduction and translations of three shorter Old English poems that shed light on 'Beowulf'.

The Tale of Beowulf, Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats


Author: William Morris
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781720770831
Category:
Page: 234
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations

Beowulf


Author: - Anonymous
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1304097773
Category: Poetry
Page: 48
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The ultimate epic poem, detailing the exploits of Beowulf battling with a variety of Nordic monsters. It has everything: dragons, crazed monsters, kings, and copious amounts of mead. It is an epic poem defined, in that the hero travels great distances and fights against insurmountable odds to do battle against said monsters and dragons. Long beloved by high school students for injecting a splash of gore into usually staid English classes, everyone should give this epic a read-through at least once in their life.

Beowulf


Author: Roy Liuzza
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551111896
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
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The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.

Beowulf

An Updated Verse Translation
Author: Frederick Rebsamen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062303910
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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A verse translation of the first great narrative poem in the English language that captures the feeling and tone of the original.

Beowulf

A Translation
Author: Thomas Meyer
Publisher: punctum books
ISBN: 0615612652
Category: American poetry
Page: 297
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A stunning experimental translation of the Old English poem "Beowulf," over 30 decades old and woefully neglected, by the contemporary poet Thomas Meyer, who studied with Robert Kelly at Bard, and emerged from the niche of poets who had been impacted by the brief moment of cross-pollination between U.K. and U.S. experimental poetry in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a movement inspired by Ezra Pound, fueled by interactions among figures like Ed Dorn, J.H. Prynne, and Basil Bunting, and quickly overshadowed by the burgeoning Language Writing movement. Meyer's translation -- completed in 1972 but never before published -- is sure to stretch readers' ideas about what is possible in terms of translating Anglo-Saxon poetry, as well as provide new insights on the poem itself. According to John Ashberry, Meyer's translation of this thousand-year-old poem is a "wonder," and Michael Davidson hails it as a "major accomplishment" and a "vivid" recreation of this ancient poem's "modernity."

Beowulf


Author: Anonymous,
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 146778687X
Category: Poetry
Page: 190
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King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: though his land prospers, his great mead-hall is plagued nightly by a horrible beast, Grendel, that pillages and kills his men. Leaving his home in Sweden, the warrior Beowulf sails to the king's aid. Beowulf and his men camp in the mead-hall to wait for Grendel. When the beast attacks, Beowulf grabs him by the claw and rips his arm off, making the beast flee in defeat. But Grendel isn't the only challenge facing Beowulf and, even in his native Sweden, adventures and dangers await. Written between the 8th and 11th centuries, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem written in Old English. This unabridged version is taken from the translation by published by John Lesslie Hall in 1892.

Beowulf - A Pagan Hero

A Modern Poetic Translation
Author: Julie Boyden
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 1628940719
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
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'Beowulf: A Pagan Hero' takes the poem back to its pre-Christian roots, revealing a warrior-society that valued duty, honor, bravery, and swift vengeance. Removing the Christian insertions shows us what is expected of heroes, of men who do not shrink before the hard decisions of life or death, and a society that valued fame above all other rewards. Remaining true to the Anglo Saxon language without hewing too closely to the rhythm of the ancient poetry shows us the power and beauty of that language that has been called 'more masonry than poetry', a burly language full of swift and beautiful metaphors and descriptions of ordinary life made ethereal.In preparing her translation, Ms. Boyden studied some 50 versions of 'Beowulf' for accuracy of meaning, tone and temperament. In "A Note on Pronunciation" she explains how Old English-Anglo Saxon names are read; and the "Principal Characters" are introduced so that we can trace their relationships of trust and obligation, and the power of their personalities. The "Introduction" provides a quick look at Anglo Saxon society, the people's values, beliefs, customs and activities, placing Beowulf in a cultural context to round out the reading experience.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571223282
Category: Arthurian romances
Page: 114
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Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839. One of the earliest great stories of English literature, after Beowulf, the poem narrates the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth... His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered - and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.

Beowulf

A Dual-language Edition
Author: Howell D. Chickering
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 1400096227
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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A bilingual edition of the Old English epic poem features the Old English and modern translation of facing pages and chronicles the exploits of the great hero Beowulf in his battles with supernatural monsters. Reprint.

Beowulf

A Verse Translation
Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140442687
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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A translation of the first epic poem in the English language

Beowulf

An Illustrated Edition
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393330106
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
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A best-selling translation of the classic epic is complemented by lavish photographs and illustrations of period relics, from Viking warships and chain mail suits to spearheads and a reconstruction of the Great Hall. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Beowulf


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014139367X
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales. Legends from the Ancient North brings together from Penguin Classics five of the key works behind Tolkien's fiction.They are startling, brutal, strange pieces of writing, with an elemental power brilliantly preserved in these translations.They plunge the reader into a world of treachery, quests, chivalry, trials of strength.They are the most ancient narratives that exist from northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of the magical landscape of Middle-earth (Midgard) which Tolkien remade in the 20th century.

Beowulf


Author: T. A. Shippey
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 64
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Beowulf: Facing Page Translation - Second Edition


Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770483373
Category: Poetry
Page: 336
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R.M. Liuzza’s translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy and beauty. The facing-page translation is accompanied in this edition by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Historical appendices include related legends, stories, and religious writings from both Christian and Anglo-Saxon traditions. These texts help readers to see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. Appendices also include a generous sample of other modern translations of Beowulf, shedding light on the process of translating the poem. This new edition features an updated introduction and an expanded section of material on Christianity and paganism.