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Beowulf
Contributor(s): Raffel, Burton (Translator)

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ISBN: 0451530969     ISBN-13: 9780451530967
Publisher: Signet Classic
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2008
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Annotation: Kept alive for more than 13 centuries, "Beowulf" is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language, reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. This edition of Raffel's acclaimed translation features a new Afterword. Revised reissue.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Epic poetry, English (Old)
Monsters; Poetry.
Dragons; Poetry.
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Dewey: 829/.3
LCCN: 2009290192
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 6.75" H x 4.00" W x 0.50" (0.20 lbs) 150 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 12776
Reading Level: 10.4   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 5.0
 
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Publisher Description:
The epic poem
"Beowulf" is the earliest extant poem in a modern European languagea reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Its beauty, power, and artistry have kept it alive for more than thirteen centuries.

Contributor Bio(s): Translator Burton Raffel has taught English, classics, and comparative literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam (with Alla Burago), Poems from the Old English, and The Annotated Milton. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundation's English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia.
 
Roberta Frank, Marie Borroff Professor of English and Linguistics at Yale University, works in all aspects—literary, historical, and archaeological—of early England and Scandinavia. She has written widely on Beowulf, including “A Scandal in Toronto: The Dating of Beowulf a Quarter-Century On” (2007).
 
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