Beowulf - translation by Burton Raffel [1988 PAPERBACK] • Mentor
Beowulf by Unknown [a new translation with an introduction by Burton Raffel]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  MENTOR BOOKS
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.