Beowulf: A Verse Translation (A Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

Beowulf: A Verse Translation (A Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 0393975800

ISBN-13: 9780393975802

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).
The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation.…  See more details below

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Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).
The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed. Heaney’s clear and insightful introduction to Beowulf provides students with an understanding of both the poem’s history in the canon and Heaney’s own translation process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393975802
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
166,584
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Old English Language and Poetics
Translator's Introduction
The Text of Beowulf1
Contexts79
The Beowulf Manuscript81
Genesis 4.1-16: Cain and Abel84
Hall-Feasts and the Queen85
Grettir the Strong and the Trollwoman86
The Frisian Slaughter: Episode and Fragment89
"What has Ingeld to do with Christ?"91
History of the Franks [Hygelac's Raid into Frisia]93
[Genealogy of the Royal Family of Wessex]93
On the Wars between the Swedes and the Geats94
Genealogies of the Royal Families in Beowulf95
The Kingdoms and Tribes of Beowulf96
Map: The Scandinavian Setting of Beowulf97
Beowulf's Name98
Criticism101
Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics103
The Interlace Structure of Beowulf130
The Structural Unity of Beowulf: The Problem of Grendel's Mother152
The Beowulf Poet's Sense of History167
The Tomb of Beowulf181
The Christian Language and Theme of Beowulf197
Archaeology and Beowulf212
The Philologer Poet: Seamus Heaney and the Translation of Beowulf237
Glossary of Personal Names248
Selected Bibliography251

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