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Beowulf : a translation and commentary : together with Sellic spell

Author: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Poetry
Translations into English
Named Person: Beowulf, King of the Geats; Grendel, (Monster)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
ISBN: 9780544442788 0544442784
OCLC Number: 873729342
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiv, 425 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction to the translation --
Beowulf --
Notes on the text of the translation --
Introductory notes to the commentary --
Commentary --
Sellic spell --
The lay of Beowulf.
Other Titles: Beowulf.
Responsibility: by J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien.

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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 made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. The accompanying Sellic Spell is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folk-tale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the historical legends of the Northern kingdoms.

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