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Beowulf

Raffel, Burton; Gummere

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ISBN 10: 1604442980 / ISBN 13: 9781604442984
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Title: Beowulf

Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing.com

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Synopsis:

Beowulf is the conventional title of an Old English heroic epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines, set in Scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. It survives in a single manuscript known as the Nowell Codex. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century.

About the Author:

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette. He is the author of The Art of Translating Poetry (Penn State,1988), How to Read a Poem (1984), and T.S. Eliot (1982, 1991) and translator of Beowulf (1963), Chretien de Troyes's Yvain (1987), and Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel (1990).

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