Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Penguin Classics)

Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Penguin Classics)


"Alexander's translation is marked by means of a conviction that it truly is attainable to be either bold and trustworthy [and] ...communicates the poem with a care which works past fidelity-to-meaning and reaches constancy of implication. may perhaps it cross on ... to a different half-million copies." - Tom Shippey, Bulletin of the overseas organization of college Professors of English

Beowulf is the best surviving paintings of literature in previous English, remarkable in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the tale of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the nice corridor of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mom, and eventually with a dragon that threatens to devastate his place of birth. via its combination of delusion and historical past, Beowulf vividly conjures up a twilight global during which males and supernatural forces reside aspect through facet. And it celebrates the persistence of the human spirit in a temporary world.

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