Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

Seamus Heaney


New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award.

Composed towards the tip of the 1st millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the doubtless invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mom. He then returns to his personal kingdom and dies in outdated age in a brilliant struggle opposed to a dragon. The poem is ready encountering the great, defeating it, after which having to continue to exist within the exhausted aftermath. within the contours of this tale, straight away distant and uncannily regularly occurring before everything of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney reveals a resonance that summons strength to the poetry from deep underneath its floor. interested in what he has known as the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf? and its significant emotional credibility, Heaney offers those epic characteristics new and convincing fact for the modern reader.

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