Beowulf

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: CX5859
Released: 01 Oct, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528885058
Narrator(s): Seamus Heaney
Publisher: W F Howes
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Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work which is both true, line by line, to the original poem, and an expression, in its language and music, of something fundamental to his own creative gift. The poem is about encountering the monsters, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed, in that exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels between this story and the history of the twentieth century, nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be listened to partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

Author(s): Seamus Heaney
Genre: Poetry, Literature
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2019

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Author(s): Seamus Heaney
Narrator(s): Seamus Heaney
Genre: Poetry, Literature
Product Number TCM3455
Released: 01 Oct, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528885065
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Author(s): Seamus Heaney
Genre: Poetry
Product Number WEB26210
Released: 19 Feb, 2009
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: #9780571250721

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