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Seamus Heaney on the new Beowulf

Author: James Lehrer; Elizabeth Farnsworth; Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with Heaney about his recent translations of the epic poem Beowulf, the probable background of the bard who created the original, similarities between Old English and bits of Anglo-Saxon that still crop up in rural Ireland, and the importance of meter and alliteration in driving the poem. A reading of a passage from the new text and the old demonstrates the poetic affinity between them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Translations
Named Person: Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Lehrer; Elizabeth Farnsworth; Seamus Heaney
OCLC Number: 45576735
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2000 as a segment of: The news hour with Jim Lehrer.
Cast: Host: Jim Lehrer; interviewer: Elizabeth Farnsworth; interviewee: Seamus Heaney.
Description: 1 videocassette (12 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: News hour with Jim Lehrer (Television program)

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Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with Heaney about his recent translations of the epic poem Beowulf, the probable background of the bard who created the original, similarities between Old English and bits of Anglo-Saxon that still crop up in rural Ireland, and the importance of meter and alliteration in driving the poem. A reading of a passage from the new text and the old demonstrates the poetic affinity between them while underscoring the poem's timeless appeal.

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