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The Resource Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney

Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney

Label
Beowulf : a new verse translation
Title
Beowulf
Title remainder
a new verse translation
Statement of responsibility
Seamus Heaney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beowulf
Dewey number
829/.3
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Language note
Text Old English with English translations on facing pages
LC call number
PE1583
LC item number
.H43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heaney, Seamus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grendel
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Monsters
  • Dragons
  • Heroes
Label
Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A note on names
  • by Alfred David
  • Beowulf
  • Family trees
Control code
41211330
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st bilingual ed.
Extent
xxx, 213 pages
Isbn
9780374111199
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99023209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
Label
Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A note on names
  • by Alfred David
  • Beowulf
  • Family trees
Control code
41211330
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st bilingual ed.
Extent
xxx, 213 pages
Isbn
9780374111199
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99023209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables

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