Beowulf: An Updated Verse Translation by Frederick RebsamenBeowulf: An Updated Verse Translation by Frederick Rebsamen

Beowulf: An Updated Verse Translation

byFrederick Rebsamen

Paperback | October 16, 2007

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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

Frederick Rebsamen was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Arkansas, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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Title:Beowulf: An Updated Verse TranslationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.32 inPublished:October 16, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060573783

ISBN - 13:9780060573782

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“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.”