Beowulf - translation by Burton Raffel [1988 PAPERBACK] • Mentor

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Beowulf by Unknown [a new translation with an introduction by Burton Raffel]


23rd printing from the late 80's of this classic 1960's edition. 

Book is in excellent condition.  Trace discoloration to cover.  Reads like new. 

Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language. It was composed in England four centuries before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable- reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art it is quite unique; Beowulf rings with a beaut, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for more than twelve centuries. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel.