A New Verse Translation

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. In his new translation, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is both true, line by line, to the original poem and a fundamental expression of his own creative gift. A New York Times bestseller, winner of the Whitbread Award.

Title Beowulf
Subtitle A New Verse Translation
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Title First Published 01 February 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 215 p.
ISBN-10 0393320979
ISBN-13 9780393320978
Publication Date 01 February 2001
Main content page count 215
Weight 16 oz.

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