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Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney

Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney

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Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney is a hardcover published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, stated tenth printing of 2000.  The cover has light surface rubbing.  Inside, the front end page has a small personal inscription in ink.  Otherwise, the book is in very good condition. 

Book Summary

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf 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.  He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon.  The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.  In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface.

ISBN: 0-374-11119-7

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