Beowulf : The Oldest English Epic. Translated into alliterative verse with a critical introduction
Edited and translated by: Kennedy, Charles W.;
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
- 19 Oct 1978
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- Revised ed.
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This unique poetic rendering, available for the first time in a paperback edition, brings the experience of this earliest extant English poem closer to the modern reader. It uses the four-beat alliterative measure without attempting to reproduce the conventional Old English half-line. Consonance and assonance have also been freely used to retain the stylistic feeling of the original while keeping the language readable and contemporary.