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

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

by Daniel Donoghue, Seamus Heaney
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ISBN-10:
0393975800
ISBN-13:
9780393975802
Pub. Date:
12/28/2001
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Beowulf: A Verse Translation (A Norton Critical Edition) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a good translation of Beowulf with all the extras of a Criterion Collection DVD, then this is the one for you. The actual poem takes up less than a quarter of the book. The rest is composed of essays and different studies of the poem, including J.R.R Tolkiens 'Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.' The translation itself is very well done. Heaney's recreation of the alliteration from the original Anglo Saxon text is excellent. More importantly though, the poem is very easy to read and understand. This is also available in a dual language edition, but if you want all the extras, this Norton Critical Edition is definitely the way to go. Also included is a section on Beowulf and archaeology with some fantastic pictures of Scandinavian artifacts.
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