Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
213
Dimensions
6.12 X 0.69 X 8.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393320978

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About the Author

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the most important Irish poet since Yeats.

Reviews

[Heaney] has made a masterpiece out of a masterpiece.--Andrew Motion
Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.
How did he do it? How did Seamus Heaney fashion verses, singularly handsome verses that not only capture the somber grandeur and mythic vigor of the Anglo-Saxon original, but also reflect the rhythm and timbre of the English we speak today.... This newborn translation makes accessible to everyone the first supremely great poem to be written in the English language.--Colin Campbell
Magnificent, breathtaking.... Heaney has created something imperishable and great that is stainless--stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem.--James Wood
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