"Beowulf": A Verse Translation and Introduction

"Beowulf": A Verse Translation and Introduction

By: Martin Puhvel (author)Paperback

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This new translation of Beowulf aims at rendering it closely from Anglo-Saxon (Old English) verse while maintaining its salient poetic qualities and literary appeal. The work also features informative preliminary chapters that present the basic facts, findings, and theories concerning Beowulf, an elaborate "Notes and Comments", an annotated list of proper names, genealogies of relevant royal families, a map of the geography of Beowulf, and a short list of recommended readings.

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Martin Puhvel is Emeritus Professor of English at McGill University. He received his M.A. in English from McGill University and his Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. An accomplished author, he has written extensively on Old and Middle English literature. His publications include Cause and Effect in Beowulf from University Press of America, Beowulf and Celtic Tradition, and numerous journal articles on Beowulf.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 The Poem and Its Background Chapter 3 I. An Epic of Folklore and Legendary History Chapter 4 II. Analogues and the Question of Sources Chapter 5 III. A History of Feud and Warfare Chapter 6 IV. The Religious Elements Part 7 Beowulf Part 8 Notes and Comments Part 9 Glossary of Proper Names Part 10 Royal Genealogies Part 11 Map: The Geography of Beowulf Part 12 Recommended Reading

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780761835127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780761835127
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 0761835121

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