Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

By Seamus Heaney

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award.

Composed towards the tip of the 1st millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the doubtless invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mom. He then returns to his personal nation and dies in outdated age in a brilliant struggle opposed to a dragon. The poem is ready encountering the tremendous, defeating it, after which having to survive within the exhausted aftermath. within the contours of this tale, without delay distant and uncannily everyday initially of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney reveals a resonance that summons energy to the poetry from deep underneath its floor. interested in what he has known as the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf? and its mammoth emotional credibility, Heaney offers those epic features new and convincing fact for the modern reader.

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