BEOWULF. A New Verse Translation. Bilingual Edition.

New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 2000. First thus. Winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it and then having to live on in the exhaused aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the end of the twentieth century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. 220 pages. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14907
ISBN: 0374111197

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