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This is an auction for BEOWULF.

Translated by Burton Raffel.

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"Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of unknown authorship, dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between the 8th and the early 11th century, set in Denmark and Sweden. Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf has been the subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the resident warriors of a mead hall called Heorot in Denmark; Grendel's mother; and an unnamed dragon. The last battle takes place later in life, after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden), where Beowulf has become king. In the final battle, Beowulf is fatally wounded. After his death his retainers bury him in a tumulus in Geatland... A great number of translations are available, in poetry and prose. Andy Orchard, in A Critical Companion to Beowulf, lists 33 "representative" translations in his bibliography, and it has been translated into at least 23 other languages. Of particular importance is Seamus Heaney's 1999 translation of the poem, which is included in the The Norton Anthology of English Literature since the seventh edition, ensuring "a dominant position of Nortonwulf in the college classroom". Translating Beowulf is one of the subjects of the 2012 publication 'Beowulf at Kalamazoo', containing a section with 10 essays on translation, and a section with 22 reviews of Heaney's translation..."

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Paperback 1999.

158 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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