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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
By Seamus Heaney (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date February 15, 2000
Pages 213
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374111199
ISBN-10 0374111197
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $28.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The Nobel Prizewinning Irish poet presents a faithful, new translation of the AngloSaxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

A brilliant and faithful rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic from the Nobel laureate.

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the end of the twentieth century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface.

Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374111199 Book cover for 9781568959207
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (September 1, 2000)
9781568959207 | details & prices | 243 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $27.95
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1 edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (February 15, 2000)
9780374111199 | details & prices | 213 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Presents a new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother.
With Seamus Heaney (other contributor) | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (February 1, 2000)
9789990059564 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $0.02
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393320978
 
Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 2001)
9780393320978 | details & prices | 213 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Presents a new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother.
With Seamus Heaney | Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 2001)
9789990110180 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $0.02
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417666379 Book cover for 9781439568668
 
With Seamus Heaney (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 3, 2008)
9781439568668 | details & prices | 213 pages | List price $22.95
With Seamus Heaney | from Turtleback Books (February 1, 2001)
9781417666379 | details & prices | 6.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.90
About: Presents a new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother.

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