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By Seamus Heaney

ISBN-10: 0393320979

ISBN-13: 9780393320978

Composed towards the top of the 1st millennium, Beowulf is the vintage Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a tender warrior and his fated loss of life as a defender of his humans. The poem is set encountering the colossal, defeating it, after which having to continue to exist, bodily and psychically uncovered within the exhausted aftermath. it's not demanding to attract parallels during this tale to the historic curve of awareness within the 20th century, however the poem additionally transcends such issues, telling us mental and religious truths which are everlasting and releasing. In his new translation, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a piece that's either real, line via line, to the unique poem and a primary expression of his personal inventive present. A New York Times bestseller, winner of the Whitbread Award.

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Broken and bowed, outcast from all sweetness, the enemy of mankind made for his death-den. But now his mother had sallied forth on a savage journey, grief-racked and ravenous, desperate for revenge. She came to Heorot. There, inside the hall, Danes lay asleep, earls who would soon endure B E O W U L F Another threat is lurking in the night Grendei's mother Mac 89 1290 a great reversal, once Grendel's mother attacked and entered. Her onslaught was less only by as much as an amazon warrior's strength is less than an armed man's when the hefted sword, its hammered edge and gleaming blade slathered in blood, razes the sturdy boar-ridge off a helmet.

But you have made yourself immortal by your glorious action. " Beowulf "in his eart Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow, spoke: B E O W U L F 63 960 970 980 "We have gone through with a glorious endeavour and been much favoured in this fight we dared against the unknown. Nevertheless, if you could have seen the monster himself where he lay beaten, I would have been better pleased. My plan was to pounce, pin him down in a tight grip and grapple him to death— have him panting for life, powerless and clasped in my bare hands, his body in thrall.

Aeschere was everything the world admires in a wise man and a friend. Then this roaming killer came in a fury and slaughtered him in Heorot. Where she is hiding, glutting on the corpse and glorying in her escape, I cannot tell; she has taken up the feud because of last night, when you killed Grendel, wrestled and racked him in ruinous combat since for too long he had terrorized us with his depredations. He died in battle, paid with his life; and now this powerful other one arrives, this force for evil driven to avenge her kinsman's death.

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