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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Beowulf: A Verse Translation [Norton Critical Edition]

Please do not combine it either with alternate versions of the Norton Critical Edition e. New edition Book condition: Beowulf A Verse Translation. Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Webster, Leslie Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed William of Malmesbury Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed.

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In the introduction to his translation of Beowulf, Irishman Seamus Heaney ponders the epic nature of the story and the mythology of the Anglo-Saxon tradition. No current Talk conversations about this book. 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.

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Norton Critical Editions Members. Contributor secondary author all editions confirmed Tolkien, J.

The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. By signing up you agree to W. Status Daniel Donoghue editiion 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.


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Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible criticwl Grendel and, later, from Grendel’s mother. Tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste semus 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.

It has haney me to read the poem in other translations too. The translation that “rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship” The Observer is combined with first-rate rcitical.

What makes Biblio seakus There are also some continuity errors. Stars are assigned as follows:. His intelligence, fine ear and obvious love of the poem bring? He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. CD Audiobook 0 editions. More on my blog. The way it’s organized, the dynamic action, the repetition of stuff we’ve already heard in great detail Seamus Heaney’s poetic translation.


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Clearly I’m not a 12th century Saxon. It flows very well and is easy to read, which is another mark of a good translation, to my mind. 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.

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But there it is in Beowulf. From the very first word of Heany’s translation, I was captivated. Beowulf is important because it editiom 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.

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