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Not price clipped. No inscriptions. Full number-string containing "1" to show first edition status. Some shelf rubbing and slight fading to jacket which is chipped at top open corners. Very slight dent to pages along top edge. Else clean and bright. Composed towards the end of the first millennium of our era, the Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf" is a Northern epic and a classic of European literature. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is true, line by line, to the original poem. Size: 8.75"/5.75". Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: A translation of the 10th-century Anglo-Saxon poem relating Beowulf's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. Heaney has aimed to produce a work true both to the original, which is one of the classics of European literature, and to his own creativity.
Recensione: What could be a more promising poetic project than the greatest of early English poems, Beowulf, newly translated by arguably the greatest of living poets writing in English, Seamus Heaney? The literary pedigree of this great fabular epic in the hands of Nobel Laureate Heaney matches Ted Hughes' award-winning rewrite of Ovid's Metamorphosis, Tales from Ovid. Heaney has chosen the plain, prosaic yet subtly cadenced vernacular of his Northern Irish roots as the poetic voice into which he renders this famous Anglo-Saxon fabular epic of a dragon-slaying Danish warrior. The result is an engaging evocation of the highly alliterative, densely metaphorical texture of Anglo-Saxon verse, which is famously hard to capture in modern English poetic forms.
"It's narrative elements may belong to a previous age but as a work of art it lives in the present," writes Heaney of this tale of monstrous, murderous Grendel, heroic, kingly Beowulf, blood-feuds, dragon-slaying and spiritual grace. The very plain-spokenness of Heaney's translation makes it admirably easy to read and understand, whilst rendering an often true translation at a galloping narrative pace. Heaney's Beowulf opens up one of the most famous founding epics of European literature to a modern world of new readers. --James Barry
Titolo: Beowulf A New Translation
Casa editrice: Faber and Faber
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Legatura: Hard Back
Condizione libro: Very Good
Edizione: First Edition.
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 1083970
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006640033
Descrizione libro . Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001312371
Descrizione libro Faber, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st edition 1st printing hardback in unclipped dustjacket. Book and dustjacket both in VG+ condition with no inscriptions, slight fading to jacket spine. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Codice libro della libreria 008748
Descrizione libro faber and faber. 1999, 1th. edition. xxx,106pp. Cloth. Dustjacket with name sticker on the inside. Little line of newspaper on first endpaper. Else in good condition. Codice libro della libreria 3208
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, London, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Second British printing with original unclipped jacket (£14.99). Jacket has edge/shelf wear, a few marks, little patchy creasing/rubbing to edges and a couple of very small (approx. 4mms) tears to edges. Boards are near fine with a hint of pushing/rubbing to head/tail of spine and a little pushing to a couple of corners. Pages are generally clean and the binding is tight. Pages are a little tanned. Previous owner's name in pencil to front end-paper. One very small mark to top of a few pages (not major). No other faults. All books described honestly and accurately. Paypal accepted. Codice libro della libreria 002875
Descrizione libro Faber, London, 1999. Original Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Very slight browning to pages. Jacket has fading to the spine but is otherwise clean and unmarked. First printing. Codice libro della libreria 008808
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, London, 1999. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Very good hardback copy in very good dustjacket, bookplate on inside page. xxx, 106pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Codice libro della libreria 025987
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, London, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition hardback in Near Fine Minus condition - a small dent to the lower edge of the rear cover, the outer edges a little rubbed, a slight warp to the text block. Unclipped jacket in Near Fine Minus condition - minor shelf wear to the edges. Price includes standard postage worldwide. Codice libro della libreria 000330
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2nd printing of the 1st Edition. a new translation by Seamus Heaney. Codice libro della libreria XXX_beowulf