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Yale University Press
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Stephen Mitchell's many books include Tao Te Ching, which has sold over a million copies, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, Gilgamesh, and The Iliad.
"Mitchell aims to find for Beowulf a 'contemporary language that seems natural and alive', and he does this well... His rendering of Beowulf has much to offer --narrative momentum, clarity, a sense of the poem's heroic verve, and a contemporary slant."--Susan Irvine, Times Literary Supplement

"Stephen Mitchell's translation of Beowulf is the best I have read--and I own more than a dozen. . . . If you want to have some idea of the power of Beowulf in its original language without having to learn Old English, Mitchell's translation would be a good place to start."--Stephen Bolhafner, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A most readable, energetic, and colorful translation of this savage epic. . . . An amazing achievement."--Billy Collins

"Stephen Mitchell's new translation of Beowulf is elegantly wrought, highly accurate, and fully annotated. It is a compact and remarkably readable version."--Eric Weiskott, Boston College

"Stephen Mitchell comes as close to fulfilling the translator's task as anyone at work today. He admirably balances two imperatives: to maintain fidelity to the text while rendering it available to the English we speak today. Mitchell's reader-friendly version of Beowulf honors the narrative and will extend the readership for this foundational work of English literature."--David Lehman

"Mitchell's version is eloquent and conveys a true sense of the original. In addition, his notes are a great enhancement."--Harold Bloom