Coverart for item
The Resource Beowulf : a new translation for oral delivery, by Dick Ringler

Beowulf : a new translation for oral delivery, by Dick Ringler

Label
Beowulf : a new translation for oral delivery
Title
Beowulf
Title remainder
a new translation for oral delivery
Statement of responsibility
by Dick Ringler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
"Dick Ringler's deceptively simple translation captures the rhythm, movement, and power of the original Old English poem while employing a fluid modern English style and a relatively spare vocabulary. A steady succession and alternation of various verse types and sub types together with recurring alliteration patterns give this translation a remarkable momentum, one that makes it ideal for experiencing either silently or aloud." "Typographically, the text is set as a column of "single verses" rather than the "long lines" (pairs of verses separated by a medial caesura) that most readers of Beowulf are accustomed to. This innovation - actually a reversion to an older style of layout - highlights the metrical contours of the verses and facilitates ease of reading; it also makes immediately apparent the interplay among the text's variously indented "normal," "light," and "heavy" verses." "Ringler's generous Introduction, a lively yet masterly guide to the work, along with his translations of three shorter Old English poems ("The Fight at Finnsburg," "The Wanderer" [re-titled "A Meditation"], and "Deor") elucidate a major English text almost as well-known for its subtlety and intricacy as it is for its monsters and heroes."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beowulf
Dewey number
829/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1583
LC item number
.R56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ringler, Dick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Altenglisch
  • Lyrik
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
Label
Beowulf : a new translation for oral delivery, by Dick Ringler
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About the cover art -- Prefatory note -- Map -- Introduction -- The story -- Oral and written Beowulfs -- Legend and lore -- Narrative strategies and structures -- The hero -- Christianity and the problem of violence -- The poet -- The meter of the translation -- Appendix -- Beowulf -- People and places in Beowulf -- Three shorter Old English poems -- The fight at Finnsburg -- A meditation -- "Deor" -- Suggestions for further reading
Control code
ocm85851472
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
cxiii, 188 p.
Isbn
9780872208940
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007009152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85851472
  • (OCoLC)85851472
Label
Beowulf : a new translation for oral delivery, by Dick Ringler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About the cover art -- Prefatory note -- Map -- Introduction -- The story -- Oral and written Beowulfs -- Legend and lore -- Narrative strategies and structures -- The hero -- Christianity and the problem of violence -- The poet -- The meter of the translation -- Appendix -- Beowulf -- People and places in Beowulf -- Three shorter Old English poems -- The fight at Finnsburg -- A meditation -- "Deor" -- Suggestions for further reading
Control code
ocm85851472
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
cxiii, 188 p.
Isbn
9780872208940
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2007009152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85851472
  • (OCoLC)85851472

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...