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BILINGUAL EDITION--OLD ENGLISH (ANGLO-SAXON) AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION.
Imported from USA.
New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award.
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the
elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian
hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster
Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his
own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a
dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating
it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the
contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at
the beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus
Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from
deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the
"four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf? and its immense
emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and
convincing reality for the contemporary reader.