Beowulf and Four Related Old English Poems

Author: Lee,Sung-Il
Year:2010
Pages:196
ISBN:0-7734-1396-0
978-0-7734-1396-2
Price:OUT OF PRINT
These modern verse translations manage to retain the verse rhythm of the originals.
This volume includes explanatory notes and new interpretations of the original text.

Reviews

“... a very good translation, fluent and generally idiomatic, and accurate in spirit to its original without being awkwardly literal. ”
-Prof. Derek Pearsall, Harvard University

“This is how the chain of bards who put [Beowulf] together might have chanted the poem had they spoken the way we do now. This is a masterful version and as close to an ideal translation as we can get.”
-Gregory Rabassa, (Poet and Translator)


From the Foreword:
“If we still offered seminars on The Art of Translation, this would be a good centerpiece.”
­-Prof. Robert D. Stevick, University of Washington

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert D. Stevick
Introduction
Beowulf
Explanatory Notes
Genealogical Charts
Poems Related to Beowulf
The Fight at Finnsburg
Waldere
Widsith
Deor

Index of Proper Names in Beowulf
Bibliography
Appendix: The Digressions in Beowulf