Beowulf / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551111896
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • Publication date: 12/6/1999
  • Series: Literary Texts Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

R.M. Liuzza (Associate Professor of English, Tulane University) is the author of The Old English Version of the Gospels (Oxford, 1994).
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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

A Note on the Text

Beowulf

Glossary of Proper Names

Genealogies

The Geatish-Swedish Wars

Appendix A: Characters mentioned in Beowulf

Appendix B: Analogues to Themes and Events in Beowulf

Appendix C: Christians and Pagans

Appendix D: Contexts for Reading Beowulf

Appendix E: Translations of Beowulf

Works Cited/Recommended Reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2000

    skip Heaney, the real translation is here

    RM Liuzza's long-awaited translation of the Old English epic is a wonderful way for people who do not read Old English to get to know this poem. Liuzza preserves much of the feel of the poem, from the rhythm to the alliteration. Students of Old English will also find the book a useful tool for checking their own understanding of the poem. I can't reccomend it enough, heck, buy it in hardcover.

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