Beowulf

Eine Textauswahl mit Einleitung, Übersetzung, Kommentar und Glossar
Author: Ewald Standop
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110899892
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 229
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The Old English heroic epic Beowulf, which is comprised of 3182 alliterated lines, was written in the 8th century. Beowulf is the oldest and only completely preserved Old Germanic epic. The new selected edition is a complete revision of the relevant edition by Martin Lehnert. It offers an extensive introduction to the work, its subject matter and language, the original text (in extracts) with a new translation, a Beowulf dictionary, as well as an appendix with detailed information about the orthography and pronunciation, metrics and grammar, as well as the history of the text and an up-to-date bibliography.

Beowulf


Author: Albert W. Haley
Publisher: Branden Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780828317139
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
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A version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

Beowulf & Grendel

The Truth Behind England's Oldest Myth
Author: John Grigsby
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781842931530
Category: History
Page: 246
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The author of Heaven's Mirror and The Mars Mystery presents evidence that the legend of Beowulf originated in an ancient human sacrifice ritual that was suppressed in Britain and later found expression in this compelling tale. Original.

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: 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


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438113684
Category: Beowulf
Page: 288
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Presents eleven critical essays that analyze the structure, myth, and history of the Old English epic poem depicting the heroic deeds of Beowulf, a member of a Germanic tribe who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel.

Beowulf

A New Telling
Author: Robert Nye
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307807649
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 112
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He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail of blood is all that remains. He is a monster, Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear. Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard the great hall he has built, where so many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch? Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury --Beowulf. From the Paperback edition.

On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and Other Old English Poems


Author: John M. Hill
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802099440
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 299
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What makes one Anglo-Saxon poem better than another? Why does Beowulf still have the power to move us after so many centuries? What might have been aesthetically pleasing to Old English readers and writers of poetry? While there is an apparent consensus by scholars on a core of poems considered to be exceptional literary achievements - Beowulf, Judith, the Vercelli book - there has been little systematic investigation of the basis for these appraisals. With new essays on rhetoric, wordplay, meter, structure, irony, form, psychology, ethos, and reader response, the contributors to this collection aim to find objective aesthetic qualities in Anglo-Saxon poetry. Posing questions of quality and beauty as discoverable in artefacts, On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and Other Old English Poems significantly advances our understanding not only of aesthetics and Old English poetry, but also of Old English attitudes towards literature as an art form.

Beowulf

The Oldest English Epic
Author: Charles William Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780195024357
Category: Science
Page: 121
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A lengthy introduction discussing historical background accompanies the poem about the monster slayer Beowulf

Beowulf

The Fight at Finnsburh
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland,Heather O'Donoghue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019955529X
Category: Poetry
Page: 176
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Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus.

Beowulf

Revised Edition
Author: Michael Swanton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051463
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 212
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A new version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

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: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571250726
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work which is both true, line by line, to the original poem, and an expression, in its language and music, of something fundamental to his own creative gift. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed, in that exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels between this story and the history of the twentieth century, nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

Beowulf


Author: John Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486456552
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"30 action-packed scenes from the earliest epic poem in English"--Page 4 of cover.

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

Heldengedicht des achten Jahrhunderts
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 191
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Beowulf


Author: Beowulf,R. K. Gordon
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486272648
Category: Fiction
Page: 57
View: 1907

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Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden. Narrative combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, actual historical figures and events to create a striking work of great power and beauty. Authoritative translation by R. K. Gordon. Genealogies.

Beowulf

eine Auswahl mit Einführung, teilweiser Übersetzung, Anmerkungen und etymologischem Wörterbuch
Author: Martin Lehnert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 132
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