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

An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem
Author: J. Lesslie Hall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722839710
Category:
Page: 222
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Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem J. Lesslie Hall This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format. Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Beowulf


Author: Martin Garrett
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840226140
Category: Beowulf
Page: 204
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Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hellish Grendel, then struggles with Grendel's no less fearsome mother in her hall beneath the cold waters of the mere. More than fifty years later, he must face his final challenge in the shape of a huge dragon.

Beowulf


Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192833200
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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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. Set in the half-legendary, half historical Scandinavian past, it tells the story of the hero Beowulf, who comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing first the terrifying, demonic monster Grendel, and then Grendel's infuriated and vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf's own kingdom, Geatland, is threatened by a fiery dragon; Beowulf heroically takes on this challenge, but himself dies killing the dragon. The poem celebrates the virtues of the heroic life, but Hrothgar and Beowulf are beacons of wisdom and courage in a dark world of feuds, violence and uncertainty, and Beowulf's selfless heroism is set against a background of ruthless power struggles, fratricide and tyranny. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus. `The poem has at last found its translator . . .supremely well done' Charles Causley

Beowulf

An Imitative Translation
Author: Ruth P.M. Lehmann
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292707719
Category: Poetry
Page: 119
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A modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, attempts to portray the alliteration and rhythm of the 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

An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dragons
Page: 110
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Beowulf


Author: George Clark
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 170
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Provides an analysis of the epic poem

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


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

In Faithful Verse
Author: N.A
Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780878755653
Category: Poetry
Page: 104
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This translation aims to supersede the earlier and less aptly named Beowulf: A Student's Edition. Corrections and improvements have been made which will allow the student or general reader a better experience of the epic poem.

Beowulf

The Oldest English Epic
Author: Charles William Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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

An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn
Author: Raymond Wilson Chambers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Beowulf
Page: 417
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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.

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.