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Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition

by Howell D. Chickering

  • Paperback
    $24.57
PUBLISHED: 14th February 2006
ISBN: 9781400096220
ANNOTATION:
This presentation of the translation and the Old English Text on facing pages allows the reader to approach the first major poem in English literature in a fresh and exciting new way. Includes a Guide to Reading Aloud, Introduction, Commentary and notes for translation from the original.
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  • Paperback
    $24.57
PUBLISHED: 14th February 2006
ISBN: 9781400096220
ANNOTATION:
This presentation of the translation and the Old English Text on facing pages allows the reader to approach the first major poem in English literature in a fresh and exciting new way. Includes a Guide to Reading Aloud, Introduction, Commentary and notes for translation from the original.

Annotation

This presentation of the translation and the Old English Text on facing pages allows the reader to approach the first major poem in English literature in a fresh and exciting new way. Includes a Guide to Reading Aloud, Introduction, Commentary and notes for translation from the original.

Publisher Description

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

Author Biography

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.

Review

"It is everywhere vigorous. . . . Chickering enjoys the poem immensely, and this attractive attitude shines everywhere. . . . This book is valuable for its extended literary appreciations and its facing text." -Library Journal

"A fine book. . . . The essays on poetics, social history, and structure and the notes to specific passages survey the important scholarship." -Choice

Product Details

Short Title
BEOWULF
Pages
446
Publisher
Anchor Books
Language
English
Translator
Howell D. Jr. Chickering
ISBN-10
1400096227
ISBN-13
9781400096220
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-02-28
Author
Howell D. Chickering
Country of Publication
United States
Subtitle
A Dual-Language Edition
Audience
General/Trade