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Beowulf

Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Poetry
Translations
Epic poetry
Downloadable audiobooks collection
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)44613773
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
ISBN: 9781598871524 1598871528
OCLC Number: 124511520
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Abridged.
Duration: 2:13:14.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 31920 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: Beowulf.
Responsibility: translated by Seamus Heaney.

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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and lives to old age before dying in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.

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