Beowulf

‘Beowulf’, composed between the 7th and 12the century, 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. Here, the poem can be read in conjunction with the translation on facing pages.

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Beowulf, composed between the seventh and tenth century, is the elegaic 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 returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid battle against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and living on in the exhausted aftermath.

Heaney's celebrated translation honours what is remote and intuits what is uncannily familiar, at the end of the twentieth century, in this founding masterpiece of English poetry. Now, for the first time, the Old English text - which survived only in a single scorched manuscript, now held in the British Museum - can be read in conjunction with the translation on facing pages.

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Weight 325 g
Dimensions 216 × 135 × 18 mm
Author

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Imprint

Faber & Faber

Cover

Paperback

Pages

218

Language

English

Edition

Bilingual Edition

Dewey

829.3 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K