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Beowulf and The fight at Finnsburg

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It's difficult to review a book when it has a varied purpose. ther is no English translation of the old English text herein, but there are two hundred or so pages with translations of the terms and histories of the names, and a pronouncing gazateer. For its intent as a textbook for advanced Old English studies, it rates a 5 star. As a primer for the Beowulf legend, it rates a two star. Actually, an uneducated student on the etolmology of our language shouldn't even attempt this. ( )
  andyray | Dec 25, 2009 |
Klaeber's Beowulf is a little dated and does not contain more recent notes, but its notes and criticisms have never been surpassed. It has separate glossaries for Beowuld and the Fight at Finnsburg. The classic style of Anglo Saxon poetry is fully explained. ( )
  patito-de-hule | Dec 24, 2008 |
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Beowulf Poetprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bjork, Robert E.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bolton, W. F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Child, Clarence GriffinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clark-Hall, John RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crossley-Holland, KevinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klaeber, Fr.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Donoghue, HeatherEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wrenn, C. L.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I. Argument of the Poem
Part I. Beowulf the Young Hero
(His exploits in Denmark)
I. The Fight with Grendal
Bēowulfe wearð
gūðhrēð gyfeþe
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1-188. Introductory. The building of Heorot by Hrōðgār; the ravages of Grendal. The poem opens with the story of Scyld, the mythical founder of the Scylding dynasty, whose glorious reign and magnificent sea-burial are vividly set forth.
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"Frederick Klaeber's Beowulf has long been the standard edition for study by students and advanced scholars alike. Its wide-ranging coverage of scholarship, its comprehensive philological aids, and its exceptionally thorough notes and glossary have ensured its continued use in spite of the fact that the book has remained largely unaltered since 1936. The fourth edition has been prepared with the aim of updating the scholarship while preserving the aspects of Klaeber's work that have made it useful to students of literature, linguists, historians, folklorists, manuscript specialists, archaeologists, and theorists of culture."--Jacket.… (more)

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