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The Resource Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney

Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney

Label
Beowulf : a new verse translation
Title
Beowulf
Title remainder
a new verse translation
Statement of responsibility
Seamus Heaney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 end of the twentieth century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader
Summary
Irish poet Seamus Heaney's award-winning translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
010479
Cataloging source
ZCU
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beowulf
Dewey number
829.3
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and Old English
LC call number
PR1583
LC item number
.H43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heaney, Seamus
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heroes
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Monsters
  • Dragons
Target audience
adult
Label
Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Note on names / Alfred David -- Beowulf -- Family trees -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Norton paperback edition.
Extent
xxx, 213 pages
Isbn
9780393320978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45815235
  • (OCoLC)ocm45815235
  • 474750
Label
Beowulf : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Note on names / Alfred David -- Beowulf -- Family trees -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Norton paperback edition.
Extent
xxx, 213 pages
Isbn
9780393320978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45815235
  • (OCoLC)ocm45815235
  • 474750

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