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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 & Faber 25/09/1999, 1999. Condizione libro: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780571201136
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 1083970
Descrizione libro . Hardback. 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 . Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001562158
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber 25/09/1999, 1999. Condizione libro: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780571201136
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1999. Condizione libro: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_usedgood_057120113X
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 057120113X 106pp. (black spine) 8vo. 1999. First edition. A very good, clean, tight copy in like jacket. Original publisher's black boards - gilt embossed to the spine. No inscriptions. A probable printer's flaw have left some light marks to the leading edge of the rear board - concealed by the overlying jacket. The jacket has not been price-clipped; there is a light crease to the head of the front panel of the jacket. A very good, clean, tight first edition copy. Shipping from the UK. Codice libro della libreria SKU007784
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP79128439
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, London, 1999. Hardback in Dustwrapper. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Ed. Blue boards, unclipped dw, 106pp. Ist ed but only nos. 10, 9, 8 on publication page and dw indicates 'Winner of the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year'' so not first printing. Very good, clean and unmarked. Codice libro della libreria 33718
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