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Beowulf

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 192 Nombre de pages
Beowulf's adventures stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this background of f... Lire la suite
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Description

Beowulf's adventures stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf kills the monster Grendel and her mother, and defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally wounded.

Auteur

Michael Alexander (translator) is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. He has translated The Earliest English Poems, The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment, and Beowulf for Penguin.



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"Alexander's translation is marked by a conviction that it is possible to be both ambitious and faithful [and] ...communicates the poem with a care which goes beyond fidelity-to-meaning and reaches fidelity of implication. May it go on ... to another half-million copies." - Tom Shippey, Bulletin of the International Association of University Professors of English

Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side. And it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Résumé
Tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Beowulf
Sous-titre: A Verse Translation
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780140449310
ISBN: 978-0-14-044931-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Penguin Books
Genre: Poésie et théâtre
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: 158g
Taille: H198mm x B198mm
Année: 2003