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Beowulf : The Oldest English Epic - Charles W. Kennedy


The Oldest English Epic


Published: 19th October 1978
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This new poetic translation brings the earliest extant English poem closer to the modern reader. Kennedy offers a translation in alliterative verse, based on Klaeber's text, of the Old English Beowulf, and provides a brief critical introduction which reviews literary and cultural discussions of the poem.

"Overall, this is a handy translation of one of the most important Old-English literary texts. It makes the text quite readable and hence enjoyable for the students."--A. Classen, University of Arizona "Good introductory material--not too technical or detailed for the sophomore or for a class in which we can only spend about one week on each work. Translation is good. Reads fairly naturally without resorting to colloquialisms."--Dennis Kearney, University of Mississippi "Accessible text for students at any level; retains the essence of its original; printed in comfortable type on substantial paper; printed with generous margins that encourage student notations."--Dr. Scott Douglass, Chattanooga State Technical Community College "I examined six different editions for use in my class of sophomore non-majors. This edition is powerful poetry combined with an excellent introduction. The poetry achieves far more clarity than any prose I've seen."--Rebecca Martin, Pace University

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Beowulfp. 3
A Selected Bibliographyp. 103
A Glossary of Proper Namesp. 113
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ISBN: 9780195024357
ISBN-10: 0195024354
Series: Galaxy Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 19th October 1978
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.17