Author(s): Nicholas Howe, E. Talbot Donaldson
The textual content of this version of Beowulf is in line with the very talked-about Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem. Accurate and actually devoted, the Donaldson translation conveys the overall which means and spirit of the unique.
"Backgrounds and Contexts" supplies readers with the ancient, linguistic, and literary settings of Beowulf, together with Robert C. Hughes at the origins of the Old English language, E. Talbot Donaldson’s presentation of the key options of Old English poetry, new subject matter on Beowulf’s tribes and genealogies, 3 maps, and a facsimile representation of the manuscript.
"Criticism" collects seven new and wide-ranging interpretations of Beowulf through 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 incorporated. Maps and illustrations