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Beowulf AUTHOR Unknown Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Unknown Glossed giving readers direct access to the original of this complex and rewarding work This edition also inclu. If I wrote a list of things I don t give a shit about I m pretty sure some big fucking monster whose name sounds like a word for the area between my balls and my ass that attacks alcoholics and is eventually slain by some asshole told entirely in some ancient form of English that I don t understand would be near the top for the record run on sentences would not Judge notThis was one of the first books I was ever assigned to read in high school and I m pretty sure it was the catalyst to my never caring about school again God do I hate this fucking book

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Beowulf AUTHOR Unknown Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Unknown Des notes a map a glossary of proper names and a wonderfully illuminating introduction to thr poem and its world. What an epic should be a valiant epic that will relish the joys of poetry at the hands of the translator who has made it possible once I enjoyed reading it many times but a free fall into the chasm of poetry was even interesting and enlightening

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Beowulf AUTHOR Unknown Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Unknown In this innovative edition the Old English verse text of Beowulf is faced by a pageon which almost every word is. As a college English major I studied Beowulf without any great enthusiasm my real love was for the Romantic poets And Chaucer but that might have been partly because I thought it was hilarious that we were studying such bawdy material at BYU Plus you can still puzzle out The Canterbury Tales in its original Middle English with the help of a few handy annotations while Beowulf in the original Old English other than the immortal at least in my mind line B owulf is m n nama is beyond anyone but scholars and it loses something in translationSo I cheerfully forgot about Beowulf until I was puttering around in Barnes and Noble one day and came across Seamus Heaney s recent translation I read his forward and was absolutely entranced by its brilliance Heaney tosses off phrases like the poem possesses a mythic potency and talks about the three archetypal sites of fear the barricaded night house the infested underwater current and the reptile haunted rocks of a wilderness He discusses how we are enveloped in a society that is at once honour bound and blood stained presided over by the laws of the blood feud And he explains in detail how he went about creating a new translation of the poem and the difficulty of finding the right voiceA simple sentence such as We cut the corn to day took on immense dignity when one of my father s relatives spoke it They had a kind of Native American solemnity of utterance as if they were announcing verdicts rather than making small talk And when I came to ask myself how I wanted Beowulf to sound in my version I realized I wanted it to be speakable by one of those relativesAnyway all this is to explain why after years of blissfully ignoring Beowulf I felt compelled to buy this book and give it another try Did it hold up to my hopes Well not uite I still appreciate Beowulf than I love it But I heard the solemn deliberate voice that Heaney was seeking to use and I thought he did a great job of translating it as well as possible into modern English while preserving the original feel and intent of the poem I love the liberal use of alliteration and the compound words whale road sea ring giver king that are found in the original version of the poem as well as this translation I felt the side by side nobility and brutality of these characters from it s surmised 6th century Scandinavia And I was getting some serious Tolkien vibes from the ending which is not at all a bad thingIn the end it was a bit of a tough slog reading through the entire poem but I m glad I did it I think I still love Heaney s forward than I love the actual Beowulf poem I need to check out JRR Tolkien s Beowulf translation one of these days


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  • Paperback
  • 264
  • Beowulf AUTHOR Unknown
  • Unknown
  • English
  • 16 April 2018
  • 9780140433777