A Readable Beowulf: The Old English Epic Newly Translated

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9780809310593: A Readable Beowulf: The Old English Epic Newly Translated

Stanley B. Greenfield, one of the world's foremost Anglo-Saxon scholars, writes of why, after more than thirty years of study, he undertook the Herculean task of rendering "Beowulf "into con-temporary verse: "I wanted my translation to be not only faith-ful to the original but, as the late John Lennon would have put it, 'A Poem in Its Own Write.' I wanted it to 'flow, ' to be easy to read, with the narrative movement of a modern prose story; yet to suggest the rhythmic cadences of the Old English poem. I wanted it both modern and Old English in its reflexes and sen-sibilities, delighting both the general reader and the Anglo-Saxon specialist. . . . I wanted it to reproduce the intoxication of aural contours which... might have pleased and amused war-riors over their cups in the Anglo-Saxon mead-hall, or those monks in Anglo-Saxon monasteries who paid more attention to song and to stories of Ingeld than to the "lector "and the gospels." Greenfield has succeeded to a remarkable degree in reaching his goals. An early reviewer of the manuscript, Daniel G. Calder of UCLA, wrote: "I find it the best translation of "Beowulf."One of the great problems with other translations is that they make the reading of "Beowulf "difficult. Greenfield's translation speeds along with considerable ease. . . Scholars will find the translation fascinating as an exercise in the successful recreat-ing of various aspects of Old English poetic style."

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Greenfield, Stanley B.
Editore: Southern Illinois University, USA (1982)
ISBN 10: 0809310597 ISBN 13: 9780809310593
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Descrizione libro Southern Illinois University, USA, 1982. Softcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Edition Unstated. Used fair, Text appears to have markings, Cover has heavy wear and curl. Spine is in good condition with stickers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Education; ISBN: 0809310597. ISBN/EAN: 9780809310593. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1561026828. Codice libro della libreria 1561026828

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