Beowulf


Author: Burton Raffel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Heroes
Page: 102
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Beowulf

A New Verse Translation
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374111199
Category: Poetry
Page: 213
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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


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

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'.

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

A Translation and Commentary
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544442784
Category: Fiction
Page: 425
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Presents the prose translation of the Old English epic that Tolkien created as a young man, along with selections from lectures on the poem he gave later in life and a story and poetry he wrote in the style of folklore on the poem's themes.

Die Königin der Unsterblichen

Roman
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426414422
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Kleopatra, Königin von Ägypten, ist verzweifelt: Octavian, der Heerführer Roms, steht mit seinen Truppen vor den Toren Alexandrias und droht die Stadt zu vernichten. Als dann auch noch Kleopatras große Liebe, ihr Ehemann Markus Antonius, Selbstmord begeht, ist die Königin wild entschlossen, weder ihre Liebe noch ihr Land aufzugeben. In einem uralten Ritual beschwört sie Sachmet, die altägyptische Göttin des Krieges, herauf. Mit ihrer Hilfe will sie Octavian besiegen und Markus Antonius vom Tod zurückholen. Doch die Anrufung Sachmets bringt keine Rettung, sondern verwandelt Kleopatra gegen ihren Willen in eine Kreatur der Dunkelheit. Daraufhin ist Kleopatra entschlossener denn je, Rache zu nehmen – an Octavian und an der Göttin.

Beowulf, a new translation


Author: Bernard Felix Huppé
Publisher: Mrts
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 140
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"Huppe's clear and spirited translation includes a running outline, a dynastic chart, lively and provocative commentary, and a word list. In the introduction, Huppe, sometimes provocatively, discusses the structure of the story, the narrative method, and the Augustinian ethic underlying the conflict between heroic values and Christian values."

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

A New Translation Into Modern English Verse
Author: Gildas O. Roberts
Publisher: Breakwater Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 99
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Beowulf


Author: Sarah M. Anderson,Alan Sullivan,Timothy Murphy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321107206
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
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A new translation of Beowulf, by Alan Sullivan and Timothy Murphy, is enhanced by Sarah Anderson with commentary and notes that explain unfamiliar terms, assist with literary allusions, and clarify a wealth of cultural and historical references. Near at hand is a chart of family genealogies, a glossary of proper names, and maps of Anglo-Saxon England and Denmark.

Beowulf

A Prose Translation : Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism
Author: Ethelbert Talbot Donaldson,Nicholas Howe
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393974065
Category: Poetry
Page: 198
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The text of this edition of Beowulf is based on the highly regarded Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem.

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.

Beowulf

A Guide to Study
Author: Marijane Osborn
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592447279
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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The purpose of this guide is to answer a few of the major questions about 'Beowulf' for those who want no more than that, and to map the way into a complex area of scholarship for those who wish to go farther. Chapters include discussions of the main plot, historical sub-plot, the Pagan-Christian problem in 'Beowulf', structure, and style. And the author also includes a list of recommended books for further study.

Beowulf

A New Verse Rendering
Author: Douglas Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781591281306
Category: Beowulf
Page: 137
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"Hear the song of spear-Danes from sunken years, Kings had courage then, the kings of all tribes, We have heard their heroics, we hold them in memory." So begins a dark, but sturdy epic full of warriors, dragons, monsters of the deep, mead halls, and mounds of treasure. Beowulf is the great Norse epic poem, and one of the great inspirations for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In this bold and truly innovative translation, Douglas Wilson reproduces the alliteration and stresses of the original, though being more dynamic with particular wording. This is without question the most musical translation of Beowulf, one which many readers will return to again and again if they want to get the feel of the original Anglo-Saxon.

Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Google Test
ISBN: 0393320979
Category: Poetry
Page: 213
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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.