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Beowulf : An Updated Verse Translation
by Frederick Rebsamen


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The acclaimed verse translation of the timeless epic tale of bravery and battle--the enduring saga of the hero Beowulf and the monster Grendel--the first true masterpiece of English literature.

"No self-respecting college professor will want his students to be without it....Renditions in modern English haven't taken the poetry of the original very seriously--but what a shock now that someone has With the subtle rules of alliteration, stress, and pause in place--and with a translator bold enough to invent his own vigorous and imaginative compound nouns--the poem suddenly takes flight and carries us to the highest mountains of achievement." -- Booklist

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Overview

The acclaimed verse translation of the timeless epic tale of bravery and battle--the enduring saga of the hero Beowulf and the monster Grendel--the first true masterpiece of English literature.

"No self-respecting college professor will want his students to be without it....Renditions in modern English haven't taken the poetry of the original very seriously--but what a shock now that someone has With the subtle rules of alliteration, stress, and pause in place--and with a translator bold enough to invent his own vigorous and imaginative compound nouns--the poem suddenly takes flight and carries us to the highest mountains of achievement." --Booklist


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060573782
  • ISBN-10: 0060573783
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: July 2004
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Perennial Classics

Related Categories

Books > Literary Criticism > Medieval
Books > Literary Criticism > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Books > Poetry > General

 
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