Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 15, 2012 - Poetry - 464 pages
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The first major poem in English literature, Beowulf tells the story of the life and death of the legendary hero Beowulf in his three great battles with supernatural monsters. The ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior-aristocrat, Beowulf is an example of the heroic spirit at its finest.

Leading Beowulf scholar Howell D. Chickering, Jr.’s, fresh and lively translation, featuring the Old English on facing pages, allows the reader to encounter Beowulf as poetry. This edition incorporates recent scholarship and provides historical and literary context for the modern reader. It includes the following:

an introduction
a guide to reading aloud
a chart of royal genealogies
notes on the background of the poem
critical commentary
glosses on the eight most famous passages, for the student who wishes to translate from the original
an extensive bibliography


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This is the translation of Beowulf for today!
"I am there in East Anglia or whereabouts in
Southern England but, I am also in Denmark
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This book brings about an extraordinary
accomplishment of truly erudite literary
criticism. Very helpful.
Praise to the author of the book and thanks
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Contents

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1
II
29
III
39
IV
41
V
47
VI
244
VII
245
VIII
278
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Howell D. Chickering, Jr., is the G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature at Amherst College. His critical essays, chiefly on medieval English poetry, have appeared in such journals as The Chaucer Review, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Kenyon Review, Philological Quarterly, PMLA, Speculum, and Viator.


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