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Beowulf : a dual-language edition (original 1977; edition 2006)

by Anonymous (Author), Howell D. Chickering (Translator)

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R.M. Liuzza's translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy and beauty. The facing-page translation is accompanied in this edition by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Historical appendices include related legends, stories, and religious writings from both Christian and Anglo-Saxon traditions. These texts help readers to see Beowulfas an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. Appendices also include a generous sample of other modern translations of Beowulf, shedding light on the process of translating the poem. This new edition features an updated introduction and an expanded section of material on Christianity and paganism.… (more)
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Title:Beowulf : a dual-language edition
Authors:Anonymous (Author)
Other authors:Howell D. Chickering (Translator)
Info:New York, : Anchor Books, 2006.
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Maybe all Grendel needs is a snickers. ( )
  sigma16 | Dec 5, 2019 |
A very strong and stylistically-rendered parallel translation. ( )
  cjrecordvt | Aug 13, 2016 |
Chickering's Beowulf is a near flawless translation, but can be a bit cold and sterile in places. Excellent reference. ( )
  librarianlord | Aug 20, 2013 |
This book has the Old English on one page, with the modern translation on the facing page. It includes royal genealogies, background material and analysis, history of the manuscript, authorship theories, dating, Anglo-Saxon society and culture. It also has glosses for words key sections of the text. It is excellent for a new comer to Old English. ( )
  AGangi | Dec 23, 2007 |
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This book is meant to make Beowulf available as poetry who have not studied Old English (Anglo-Saxon) before and to those who have only a rudimentary knowledge of it.
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Beowulf is written in the unrhymed four-beat alliteratie meter of Old English poetry.
Hwæt! Wē Gār-Dena  in geār-dagum....
Listen! We have heard  of the glory of the Spear-Danes
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Please see the LT Combiners' discussion at http://www.librarything.com/topic/508... before combining the Howell Chickering translation of Beowulf with other editions of the original work on LT. Thank you.
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