Beowulf

Beowulf

A New Verse Translation

eBook - 2000
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Broadview Press
The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.

Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780585281780
0585281785
1551111896
Characteristics: 1 online resource (248 p.) : ill., geneal. tables
Additional Contributors: Liuzza, R. M.

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