Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

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The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been… (more)

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This is extraordinary work, particularly if you have any interest at all in Beowulf and a study of all that can be found and debated about in this legendary poem.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 22, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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