[Reading] ➿ Beowulf By Unknown – Lalaweek.us

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    bum bum IN A WORLD bum bum FULL OF NASTY MONSTERS bum bum WHO EAT PEOPLE AND BREAK INTO CASTLES bum bum THE BEASTLY GRENDEL LURKED LONG OVER THE MOORES bum bum BUT NOW Cut to scene of monster ripping someone s face off with his teeth silence black screen Unknown warriors approaching Who are ye, then, ye armed men,mailed folk, that yon mighty vesselhave urged thus over the ocean ways,here o er the waters bum bum ONE MAN bum bum ONE LARGE MAN bum bum OF NOBLE BIRTH AND LONG, LONG SWORD bum bum IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE THEM Hither have fared to thee far come meno er the paths of ocean, people of Geatland and the stateliest there by his sturdy bandis Beowulf named This boon they seek,that they, my master, may with theehave speech at will nor spurn their prayerto give them hearing, gracious Hrothgar In weeds of the warrior worthy they,methinks, of our liking their leader most surely,a hero that hither his henchmen has led cue symphony BUM BUM BUUUUMMMMM BUM BUM BUUUUMMMMM Beowulf speaks To Hrothgar Iin greatness of soul would succor bring,so the Wise and Brave may worst his foes, if ever the end of ills is fated,of cruel contest, if cure shall follow,and the boiling care waves cooler grow else ever afterward anguish dayshe shall suffer...


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    One of these things, as far as anyone ever can discern, looks like a woman the other, warped in the shape of a man, moves beyond the pale bigger than any man, an unnatural birth called Grendel by country people in former days They are fatherless creatures, and their whole ancestry is hidden in a past of demons and ghosts They dwell apart among wolves on the hills, on windswept crags and treacherous keshes, where cold streams pour down the mountain and disappear under mist and moorland It rained, but it was colder than what it should be to be raining A combination of warmer atmosphere and colder temperatures on the ground produced an ice storm It hit over the weekend so I could sit quite comfortably by my fireplace and watch out the window as the rain formed into sheets of ice on the streets and sidewalks Power lines thickened as they became cubed in ice Foot long and longer icicles dangled and swayed from the power lines, from the eaves of houses, from signs, from fence lines The most affected though were the t...


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    As a college English major, I studied Beowulf without any great enthusiasm my real love was for the Romantic poets And Chaucer, but that might have been partly because I thought it was hilarious that we were studying such bawdy material at BYU Plus you can still puzzle out The Canterbury Tales in its original Middle English, with the help of a few handy annotations, while Beowulf in the original Old English other than the immortal at least in my mind line B owulf is m n nama is beyond anyone but scholars, and it loses something in translation.So I cheerfully forgot about Beowulf until I was puttering around in Barnes and Noble one day, and came across Seamus Heaney s recent translation I read his forward and was absolutely entranced by its brilliance Heaney tosses off phrases like the poem possesses a mythic potency and talks about the three archetypal sites of fear the barricaded night house, the infested underwater current, and the reptile haunted rocks of a wilderness He discusses how we are enveloped in a society that is at once honour bound and blood stained, presided over by the laws of the blood feud And he explains in detail how he went about creating a new translation of the poem and the difficulty of finding the right voice A simple sentence such as We cut the corn to day took on immense dignity when one of my father s relatives spoke it They had a kind of Native American solemnity of utterance, as if they were announcing verdicts ...


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    If I wrote a list of things I don t give a shit about, I m pretty sure some big fucking monster whose name sounds like a word for the area between my balls and my ass that attacks alcoholics and is eventually slain by some asshole, told entirely in some ancient form of English that I don t understand would be near the top for the record, run on sentences would not Judge not.This was one of the first books I ...


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    Beowulf is thought to have been written around the year 1000 AD, give or take a century And the author is the extremely famous, very popular and world renowned writer Unknown Got you there, didn t I LOL Probably not if you re on Goodreads and studied American or English literature, you probably already knew this is one of the most famous works without an author.It was first really published in the 1800s, using the Old English version where many have translated it, but there are still some blurry parts of the story Essentially, a monster named Grendel hunts and kills the people of a town and many warriors have died fighting against it Beowulf tackles the monster and its mother, and well you re gonna have to read it to find out Or if you can t get yourself there, watch the Star Trek or Simpsons episode which does a nice little rendition.Here s the reasons why you should take a look at the story 1 Many famous writers and editors have attempted to translate the story into modern English Tolkien is a famous example Each reader has his her own interpretation So pick one whose style you like and go to that version.2 It s a translated book other than the famous Greek literature we read in high school, it s one of the earliest translated forms of literature Makes it worth taking a gander.3 It s a really great story Monster terrorizes people Someone strong steps up to fight it There i...


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    I ve just finished reading Beowulf for the third time But lo, this reading was in the bold and exciting Beowulf a New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney And what a difference a day makes Heaney is unstoppable Rather, he makes Beowulf unstoppable Unstoppable in his ability to pound you in the face with his manliness and leave you bleeding but strangely desiring .As I said, I ve read the epic Anglo Saxon poem several times now, but usually, I m trudging through to get to the good parts i.e., Beowulf s three notable feats , but this time, I was taken aback The whole durned thing was the good parts What luck I read it over the space of three days and boy is my voice tired I have a distinct inability when it comes to facing these sorts of tales I have to read aloud And with an accent And with bluster.One of the coolest things spicing up this reading besides Heaney s great translation was the juxtaposition of the Old English to the translation As you may know, the only surviving copy of anything close to an original Beowulf is written in Old English or Anglo Saxon from tween AD 700 and 1000 Now Old English isn t just archaic some King James English with lotsa thees, thous, and forsooths, as many people seem to think It s the illegitimate birth father of Middle English which I believe came about sometime after AD 1066 which in turn spawned Modern English Modern English includes t...


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    Beowulf and his drunk meathead friends are having a loud party, and their neighbor Grendel comes over like hey guys, can you keep it down that s funny because actually he eats a bunch of them and then Beowulf tears his fuckin arm off and nails it above his door, and honestly nobody really comes out of this looking like a good neighbor, do they So like Humbaba in Gilgamesh, or Odysseus s cyclops, Polyphemus, we have a monster of questionable monstrosity Because Beowulf started this fight, right And then Grendel s mom gets involved, as moms do, and then later there s a dragon It s become fashionable lately to claim that the Dark Ages weren t so dark There were great civilizations like the Celts and the Golden Age of Islam there was extensive trade things weren t so bad This is not entirely true at the best of times seriously, this was a shitty thousand years full of wars and plagues but it s especially untrue when we re talking about literature Between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance in the 1300s, there is not much good stuff to read.So the stoic, tragic, beautiful Beowulf is one of the few high...


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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Pre Arthurian Myth Beowulf by Unkwown, Seamus Heaney Original Review, 2001 02 20 If you are familiar with the Hindu myth kitty though, you may also find parallels between Beowulf and the Mahabharata and the Ramayana When Jambavan spends a lot of time telling Hanuman about how great he is, to induce him to jump to Lanka in search of Sita, or Arjun surveys the array ...


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    There are different ways to translate, and it comes down to what you want to get across Most creative authors have such a strong voice and sense of story that they will overwhelm the original author As Bentley wrote of Pope s Iliad It is a pretty poem, Mr Pope, but you must not call it Homer.Sometimes this sort of indirect translation is useful in itself, such as during the transition of the Renaissance from Italy to Britain Many of the British poets rewrote Italian sonnets into English, and though the line of descent was unquestionable, the progeny was it s own work Another example might be the digestion of Wuxia and Anime into films such as Tarantino s or The Matrix though Tarantino s sense of propriety is often suspect.However, in these cases, we can hardly call the new work a translation of the old You are not experiencing the old work but the inspiration it has wrought Beowulf is just this sort of translation, capturing the excitement and passion of the story, but obliterating the details which make the work interesting to students of history or literary theory.Heaney s translation is a fun, rollicking epic, able to draw in even uninitiated students, which is no doubt why it is now included in Norton Unfortunately, it is not a particularly useful tool for teaching the importance of the original work H...


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    But generally the spearis prompt to retaliate when a prince is killed,no matter how admirable the bride may be I m astounded by the complexity of this poem It makes me wish my Germanic philology course lasted forever so we could analyse it word by word, slowly, meticulously, languidly This is why I personally suggest reading it with the help of a critical guide if you haven t the faintest idea wha...

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