Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0393320978
ISBN-10: 9780393320978
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Editorial Reviews


“[Heaney] has made a masterpiece out of a masterpiece.”
- Andrew Motion, The Financial Times

“Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”
- New York Times Book Review

“How did he do it? How did Seamus Heaney fashion verses, singularly handsome verses that not only capture the somber grandeur and mythic vigor of the Anglo-Saxon original, but also reflect the rhythm and timbre of the English we speak today.... This newborn translation makes accessible to everyone the first supremely great poem to be written in the English language.”
- Colin Campbell, Christian Science Monitor

“Magnificent, breathtaking.... Heaney has created something imperishable and great that is stainless―stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem.”
- James Wood, The Guardian

“Excellent . . . has the virtue of being both dignified and sophisticated, making previous versions look slightly flowery and antique by comparison. His intelligence, fine ear and obvious love of the poem bring ?Beowulf?alive as melancholy masterpiece, a complex Christian-pagan lament about duty, loss and transience. . . . Heaney has done it (and us) a great service.”
- Claire Harman, Evening Standard

About the Author

Seamus Heaney (1939―2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, County Derry, he resided in Dublin until his death.

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : 1090L
  • Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780393320978
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0393320978
  • Product Dimensions : 6.1 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; 1st Edition (February 17, 2001)
  • ASIN : 0393320979
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 974 ratings
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