Beowulf (Bilingual Edition) by Seamus Heaney

Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)

bySeamus Heaney

Kobo ebook | February 17, 2001

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"A faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right." —New York Times Book Review

The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

Please note that the ebook contains the modern English verse translation only.

Title:Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 17, 2001Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393069753

ISBN - 13:9780393069754

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing This was by far the best read in my medieval literature course. Not only was it interesting to read because of the historical content behind the book, but also because of the relationship modern fantasy has to this particular piece of literature. The other interesting component to this book is to old English translations for each page. Truly a brilliant means of being taken into the world of early Anglo-Saxon literature. A definite must read
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read It's a weird read definitively but a book everyone should read.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good I really like it. Especially when I read The Hobbit afterwards and noticed how similar some scenes were and learned that The Hobbit was inspired by Beowulf
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I didn't think I would like this as much as I did, but I loved it. The alliterative language was actually a pleasure to read, and I thought that the heroic fatalism was awesome - in an ironic sort of way.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Translation Great and accessible translation of a timeless classic.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buyt it! So what do you want me to say? It's one of the most famous pieces of literature in the world as translated by someone with a Nobel Prize in Literature. The only drawback to this fine edition (which includes both the original Old English and Modern English on facing pages - sweet!) is the rather nonsensical cover, which, if you can't make it out from the small picture, is the back of a chain mail coif.
Date published: 2010-10-20