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Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney's translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).
Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. A resident of Dublin since 1976, he teaches regularly at Harvard University
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. vii|
|Old English Language and Poetics||p. xv|
|Translator's Introduction||p. xxiii|
|The Text of Beowulf||p. 1|
|The Beowulf Manuscript||p. 81|
|Genesis 4.1-16 Cain and Abel||p. 84|
|Hall-Feasts and the Queen||p. 85|
|Grettir the Strong and the Trollwoman||p. 86|
|The Frisian Slaughter: Episode and Fragment||p. 89|
|Alcuin "What has Ingeld to do with Christ?"||p. 91|
|Gregory of Tours History of the Franks [Hygelac's Raid into Frisia]||p. 93|
|William of Malmesbury [Genealogy of the Royal Family of Wessex]||p. 93|
|On the Wars between the Swedes and the Geats||p. 94|
|Genealogies of the Royal Families in Beowulf||p. 95|
|The Kingdoms and Tribes of Beowulf||p. 96|
|Map: The Scandinavian Setting of Beowulf||p. 97|
|Beowulf's Name||p. 98|
|Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics||p. 103|
|The Interlace Structure of Beowulf||p. 130|
|The Structural Unity of Beowulf: The Problem of Grendel's Mother||p. 152|
|The Beowulf Poet's Sense of History||p. 167|
|The Tomb of Beowulf||p. 181|
|The Christian Language and Theme of Beowulf||p. 197|
|Archaeology and Beowulf||p. 212|
|The Philologer Poet: Seamus Heaney and the Translation of Beowulf||p. 237|
|Glossary of Personal Names||p. 248|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 251|
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