Beowulf: Verse Translation PDF ePub eBook

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Beowulf: Verse Translation free pdf This text presents a faithful rendition of "Beowulf", a poem written in Old English sometime before the tenth century A.D., which describes the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. The translation is combined with detailed annotations, with no reading knowledge of Old English assumed. Heaney's introduction discusses "Beowulf's" history in the canon and Heaney's translation process. "Contexts" provides a selection of material on Anglo-Saxon and early Northern culture. "Critcism" features eight essays relevant to undergraduate readers, including a discussion of the Old English poem that lies behind the translation. Contributors include: J.R.R. Tolkien, John Leyerle, Jane Chance, Roberta Frank, Fred C. Robinson, Thomas Hill, Leslie Webster and Daniel Donoghue. A glossary of proper names and a selected biography are included.

About Daniel Donoghue

Daniel Donoghue is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Style in Old English Poetry: The Test of the Auxiliary and Lady Godiva: A Literary History of a Legend. Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, County Derry, he resided in Dublin until his death.

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Author : Daniel Donoghue
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 04 February 2002
ISBN : 0393975800
EAN : 9780393975802
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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