By Seamus Heaney
Composed towards the tip of the 1st millennium, Beowulf is the vintage Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a tender warrior and his fated demise as a defender of his humans. The poem is ready encountering the gigantic, defeating it, after which having to continue to exist, bodily and psychically uncovered within the exhausted aftermath. it's not difficult to attract parallels during this tale to the old curve of attention within the 20th century, however the poem additionally transcends such concerns, telling us mental and non secular truths which are everlasting and freeing. In his new translation, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a piece that's either real, line via line, to the unique poem and a basic expression of his personal inventive reward. A New York Times bestseller, winner of the Whitbread Award.