A Prose Translation 2nd Revised edition
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Beowulf by Nicholas Howe
Book DescriptionAccurate and literally faithful, the Donaldson translation conveys the full meaning and spirit of the original. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with the historical, linguistic, and literary settings of Beowulf, including Robert C. Hughes on the origins of the Old English language, E. Talbot Donaldson's presentation of the major features of Old English poetry, new material on Beowulf's tribes and genealogies, three maps, and a facsimile illustration of the manuscript. "Criticism" collects seven new and wide-ranging interpretations of Beowulf by Fred C. Robinson, Roberta Frank, John D. Niles, Michael Lapidge, Joyce Hill, Helen Bennett, and Nicholas Howe. A Glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography are included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393974065
(213mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nicholas Howe
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Explores how the English, in the centuries before the Norman Conquest, located themselves both literally and imaginatively in the world. This book focuses on Anglo-Saxon representations of place as revealed in a wide variety of texts in Latin and in Old English as well as in diagrams of holy sites.
Across an Inland Sea, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by Nicholas Howe
How do the places we live in and visit shape our lives and memories? What does it mean to reside in different locations across the span of a life? Presenting the portraits of places seen from within, the author contemplates how places create and gather their stories and how, in turn, a sense of place locates the stories of our own lives.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Howe
Nicholas Howe was Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Professor of English at The Ohio State University. He was the author of The Old English Catalogue Poems: A Study in Poetic Form, Migration, and Mythmaking in Anglo-Saxon England, Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England, and of the Yale Guide to Old English Literature. E. Talbot Donaldson was Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University. His books include Piers Plowman: The C-Text and Its Poets, Chaucer's Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader, and, with George Kane, the definitive edition of Piers Plowman: The B Version. He was a founding editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
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