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The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as 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. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.
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"...this an exemplary, complete edition that deserves the respect and attention of Anglo-Saxonists everywhere." -- Dr. Elaine Treharne, Reader in Medieval Literature, University of Leicester
"Liuzza ... takes account of recent scholarly research and provides a commentary, a collection of supporting texts, and an excellent introduction." -- Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books
"Liuzza's close translation of Beowulf reads accurately and smoothly." -- Nicholas Howe, Ohio State University
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Book Description Broadview Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1551111896
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-1551111896
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1551111896