The Medieval Review baj Beowulf: A New Verse Translation. New York: Broadview Press, ISBN: It is a professional reflex to regard any translation with suspicion, as if the very possibility of virtue triggers flashbacks of Dowson's lover: "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! The prose translation of Beowulf that dominated the field since the s was that by E.
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Broadview's ebooks run on the industry-standard Adobe Digital Editions platform. Learn more about ebooks here. The translation is accompanied in this edition by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Historical appendices include related legends, stories, and religious writings from both Christian and Anglo-Saxon traditions. These texts help readers to see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present.
Appendices also include a generous sample of other modern translations of Beowulf , shedding light on the process of translating the poem. This new edition features an updated introduction and an expanded section of material on Christianity and paganism. This is a brilliant, exemplary edition and a must-have for any serious student of the poem. Liuzza has set the standard for many years to come. Klein, Rutgers University.
Johnston, A Companion to Beowulf. From the prickly dignity of overdressed spearbearers to the sad songs of beefy breakers-of-rings in their cups, there is much here to surprise and delight. He includes specimens of other translations down the generations as well as invaluable supplementary material, the whole informed by scholarship of the highest quality and laid out attractively.
The translation is fluent and unshowy. For a sample from R. Opens as a PDF. Sign up for updates on new titles in your teaching areas and other news from the press. Messages are sent every other month or so. You can unsubscribe at any time. Beowulf — Second Edition. Written by: Anonymous Translated by: R. Liuzza Edited by: R.
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