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Beowulf: A new translation

Beowulf: A new translation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Headley, Maria Dahvana

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Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf - and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world - there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light ele...ments never before translated into English. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. These familiar components of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye toward gender, genre, and history. Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment - of powerful men seeking to become more powerful and one woman seeking justice for her child - but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation; her Beowulf is one for the twenty-first century.
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ISBN 9781925713886
Published AU 5 Jan 2021
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925713886
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 5 Jan 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Headley, Maria Dahvana
Category Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Sagas
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Australian
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 204g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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