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  • Record Number: 45523
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Purvis , Meghan,
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  • Title: Beowulf
  • Source: Beowulf.Meghan Purvis, translator.  Penned in the Margins, 2013.  Pages 15 - 110.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Beowulf, Old English Epic Feminist Theory Translation Women in Literature
  • Award Note: Feminae Translation of the Month, December 2021
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8- 9
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    This is a story about coming and going. This is a story about the sea...

    A warrior sets sail for a distant land, to a once great hall plagued by a murderous enemy – the monster Grendel. Can the hero Beowulf defeat his bloody-thirsty foe, save the Geats from being wiped off the map, and claim his just rewards?

    The Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf is brought to life in a vigorous, contemporary translation by American poet Meghan Purvis. Written across a range of poetic forms and voices, this rendering captures the thrust and gore of battle, the treasures of the mead-hall, and the sinister dens and moorlands of Dark Age Denmark. Combining faithful translation with innovative versions and poems from alternative viewpoints, Purvis has created an exciting new interpretation of Beowulf – full of verve and the bristle of language. [Reproduced from the book page on the publisher's website: http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/index.php/2013/04/beowulf/]

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  • Year of Publication: 2013.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781908058140