Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Anonymous Anonymous
Pages: 203
ISBN: 9781623958022
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Xist Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Epic poetry at its finest Beowulf is one of the most studied and praised English classic. Originally written over a thousand years ago, the story celebrates Beowulf, a young Swedish nobleman who has battled monsters and dragons to keep his people safe. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Beowulf A New Translation

Beowulf  A New Translation
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Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780374720155
Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: MCD x FSG Originals

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf—and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world—there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist’s eye toward gender, genre, and history—Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780192833204
Release: 1999-01-21
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks

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Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. Set in the half-legendary, half historical Scandinavian past, it tells the story of the hero Beowulf, who comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing first the terrifying, demonic monster Grendel, and then Grendel's infuriated and vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf's own kingdom, Geatland, is threatened by a fiery dragon; Beowulf heroically takes on this challenge, but himself dies killing the dragon. The poem celebrates the virtues of the heroic life, but Hrothgar and Beowulf are beacons of wisdom and courage in a dark world of feuds, violence and uncertainty, and Beowulf's selfless heroism is set against a background of ruthless power struggles, fratricide and tyranny. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus. `The poem has at last found its translator . . .supremely well done' Charles Causley

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Albert W. Haley
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0828317135
Release: 1978
Editor: Branden Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1840226145
Release: 2007
Editor: Wordsworth Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hellish Grendel, then struggles with Grendel's no less fearsome mother in her hall beneath the cold waters of the mere. More than fifty years later, he must face his final challenge in the shape of a huge dragon.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Paul D. Storrie
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781580136303
Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Graphic Universe ™

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Beowulf is a brave and mighty warrior, known to have the strength of thirty men. At home in Geatland, Beowulf hears about the terrible troubles of his father's friend, Hrothgar, the king of the Danes. Hrothgar's land is plagued by Grendel, a vicious monster who attacks the Danes by night. Beowulf sets sail to aid Hrothgar and the Danes. But is Beowulf strong enough to slay the monstrous Grendel? And even if he succeeds, what other dangers lie ahead for the warrior-hero?

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Roy Liuzza
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1551111896
Release: 1999-12-06
Editor: Broadview Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Seamus Heaney
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571250721
Release: 2009-02-19
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work which is both true, line by line, to the original poem, and an expression, in its language and music, of something fundamental to his own creative gift. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed, in that exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels between this story and the history of the twentieth century, nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Thomas Arnold
Pages: 223
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005475871
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown

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Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Leo M. Carruthers
Pages: 96
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021689356
Release: 1998
Editor: Didier-Erudition

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Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Michael Swanton
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0719051460
Release: 1997-09-15
Editor: Manchester University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Thomas Meyer
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780615612652
Release: 2012
Editor: punctum books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A stunning experimental translation of the Old English poem "Beowulf," over 30 decades old and woefully neglected, by the contemporary poet Thomas Meyer, who studied with Robert Kelly at Bard, and emerged from the niche of poets who had been impacted by the brief moment of cross-pollination between U.K. and U.S. experimental poetry in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a movement inspired by Ezra Pound, fueled by interactions among figures like Ed Dorn, J.H. Prynne, and Basil Bunting, and quickly overshadowed by the burgeoning Language Writing movement. Meyer's translation -- completed in 1972 but never before published -- is sure to stretch readers' ideas about what is possible in terms of translating Anglo-Saxon poetry, as well as provide new insights on the poem itself. According to John Ashberry, Meyer's translation of this thousand-year-old poem is a "wonder," and Michael Davidson hails it as a "major accomplishment" and a "vivid" recreation of this ancient poem's "modernity."

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781438113685
Release: 2007
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents eleven critical essays that analyze the structure, myth, and history of the Old English epic poem depicting the heroic deeds of Beowulf, a member of a Germanic tribe who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Robert Nye
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780307807649
Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: Laurel Leaf

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He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail of blood is all that remains. He is a monster, Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear. Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard the great hall he has built, where so many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch? Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury --Beowulf.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 110
ISBN: HARVARD:32044089137483
Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown

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Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan,Neil Gaiman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0061341282
Release: 2007-09-25
Editor: HarperEntertainment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel? A grand and glorious story that has endured for centuries, the ageless classic adventure takes on a breathtaking new life in a remarkable new version for a modern era. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed, award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan, based on the screenplay by #1 New York Times bestseller Neil Gaiman and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Roger Avary, it is the tale of a noble liege and a terrible creature who has cursed his kingdom with death, blood, and destruction—and of the great hero, Beowulf, who is called to a land of monsters to triumph where so many have failed . . . or to die as so many of the brave before him.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781921396007
Release: 2007
Editor: Books for Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The legendary hero Beowulf and his battles with the monster Grendel and a fire-breathing dragon.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Ruth P.M. Lehmann
Pages: 119
ISBN: 0292707711
Release: 1988
Editor: University of Texas Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, attempts to portray the alliteration and rhythm of the original

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Anonymous
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0140442685
Release: 1973
Editor: Viking Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A translation of the first epic poem in the English language

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Julius Zupitza
Pages: 145
ISBN: HARVARD:32044105387815
Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown

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