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The Resource Beowulf, translated by Stephen Mitchell

Beowulf, translated by Stephen Mitchell

Label
Beowulf
Title
Beowulf
Statement of responsibility
translated by Stephen Mitchell
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
"Beowulf tells the story of a Scandinavian hero who defeats three evil creatures--a huge, cannibalistic ogre named Grendel, Grendel's monstrous mother, and a dragon--and then dies, mortally wounded during his last encounter. If the definition of a superhero is "someone who uses his special powers to fight evil, " then Beowulf is our first English superhero story, and arguably our best. It is also a deeply pious poem, so bold in its reverence for a virtuous pagan past that it teeters on the edge of heresy. From beginning to end, we feel we are in the hands of a master storyteller. Stephen Mitchell's marvelously clear and vivid rendering re-creates the robust masculine music of the original. It both hews closely to the meaning of the Old English and captures its wild energy and vitality, not just as a deep "work of literature" but also as a rousing entertainment that can still stir our feelings and rivet our attention today, after more than a thousand years. This new translation--spare, sinuous, vigorous in its narration, and translucent in its poetry--makes a masterpiece accessible to everyone." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Beowulf
  • Beowulf
Dewey number
829/.3
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Language note
Parallel text on facing pages in Anglo-Saxon (Old English) and English
LC call number
PR1583
LC item number
.M564 2017
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchell, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beowulf
  • Grendel
  • Beowulf
  • Grendel
  • Scandinavia
  • Dragons
  • Heroes
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Dragons
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Heroes
  • Scandinavia
Label
Beowulf, translated by Stephen Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- About this translation -- About the text -- A note on pronunciation -- Map: the geography of Beowulf -- Beowulf -- Appendix: Genealogical tables -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn982566515
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780300228885
Lccn
2017938421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical tables
Label
Beowulf, translated by Stephen Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- About this translation -- About the text -- A note on pronunciation -- Map: the geography of Beowulf -- Beowulf -- Appendix: Genealogical tables -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn982566515
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780300228885
Lccn
2017938421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical tables

Library Locations

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