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Beowulf : an illustrated edition ; translated by Seamus Heaney ; illustrations edited by John D. Niles.

Contributor(s): Heaney, Seamus, 1939-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Norton, 2008ISBN: 978-0-393-33010-6.Subject(s): Beowulf -- Translations into English | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 9-10
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Non-fiction 829.3 BEO Available I4362234
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In his new verse translation of Beowulf, Irish poet Seamus Heaney has created a modern masterwork from one of Europe's most ancient texts. Written between the 7th and 10th centuries, Beowulf was not meant to be read on the page, but to be heard. Heaney's majestic reading draws the listener into an exhilarating, deeply moving story of humankind's struggle with the monstrous. The result is an epic of absolute contemporary relevance, springing from mythic and poetic roots that reach into the bedrock of the English language itself. Excerpted from Beowulf All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Library Journal Review

The original oldie but goodie, the great monster killer dukes it out with himself. The Heaney version is the same text he scored a hit with in 2000, now with more than 100 full-page illustrations of ships, swords, and horses-all that Viking warrior stuff. This is a more modern translation, meant for the lay reader. The Gunmere edition was originally published in 1910 and is a bit more traditional and academic. A forthcoming film adaptation by graphic novel god Neal Gaiman and starring Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie will no doubt generate interest in this old saw. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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