This displays hubris because unferth was making fun of beowulf for losing against brecca when, technically, beowulf won because he killed 9 other sea monsters and protected the people of the danes. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Beowulf by burton raffel paperback book the parent store. Beowulf by burton raffel arts and humanities flashcards. As the epic begins, we are introduced to king hrothgar, a revered and successful leader who has ruled the danes for many years. Written by an unknown monk the original story has been translated into english. Beowulf is the conventional title of an old english heroic epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines, set in scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of anglosaxon literature. New york times best seller and whitebread book of the year, nobel laureate seamus heaneys new translation of beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio.
Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. Beowulf is a great story and tells the story of a hero to the people of tribe in europe. By translated by burton raffel beowulf 19630116 paperback by translated by burton raffel. His books include translations of beowulf, the complete poetry and prose of chairil anwar, from the vietnamese, ten centuries of poetry, the complete poetry of osip emilevich mandelstam with alla burago, poems from the old english, and the annotated milton. Some scholars have criticized it, however, for its lack of subtlety and accuracy in. The earliest extant poem in a modern european language, beowulf was composed 400 years before the norman conquest. Burton raffel reads chapters 22 and 23 and much of 35 and 36. Mar 01, 2009 the new world translation was translated by 5 men and only one had some college training, 3 had not graduated from high school and none were bible scholars. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. He is the author of numerous books of literary criticism, including how to read a poem, and critically acclaimed translations of such works as beowulf and don quixote. This section covers chapter 22 to the end of the poem. New american library, 1963 epic poetry, english old 159 pages. Students should also be introduced to the germanic and anglosaxon literary device of kenning.
This is important because there are different words and lines that are in this translation as well as a significant amount of framework story that is not in this translation. It survives in a single manuscript known as the nowell codex. Creed, on folkways records entitled lyrics from the old english. Beowulf audiobook part 2 translated by burton raffel youtube. A powerful monster, hwng down in the darkness, growled in pain, impatient. Burton raffel has taught english, classics, and comparative literature at universities in the united states, israel, and canada.
The words have been altered to match the cults erroneous teachings that have never come true. Jan 30, 2015 audio version of burton raffel s translation of beowulf stay safe and healthy. Beowulf audiobook translated by burton raffel duration. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide. On translating beowulf glossary of names genealogies. Beowulf by raffel, burton author mass market paperbound on 03jun2008. Translated by burton raffel glossary of names located at end of text. Free beowulf audio book at this site, you can download an audio reading of the entire text of beowulf in a contemporary english translation for free. Translated and with an introduction by burton raffel and an afterword by roberta frank. Sep, 2016 this section covers chapter 22 to the end of the poem. As a work of art, it rings with a beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for more. Thus fleet cooper captures the rhythms and nuances of beowulf for audiobook listeners without the disruptions that a reader might encounter, such as footnotes.
Beowulf audiobook part 2 translated by burton raffel. Beowulf is an old english poem about a geatish hero who comes to denmark to kill a monster beowulf comes to the aid of hrothgar, king of the danes, to fight the monster grendel. The new world translation was translated by 5 men and only one had some college training, 3 had not graduated from high school and none were bible scholars. This literature guide for beowulf is for the burton raffel translation. Burton raffel is professor emeritus at the university of louisiana at lafayette and an eminent poet and translator. Outside in the darkness, however, lurks the monster grendel, a murderous creature who poses a great danger to the people inside the banquet hall. Pound does a superior job of mixing anglosaxon tradition with modern english words. When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information. How shild made slaves of soldiers from every 5 land, crowds of captives hed beaten. Beowulf translated by burton raffel the selection opens during an evening of celebration at herot, the banquet hall of the danish king hrothgar.
He has translated many poems, including the anglosaxon epic beowulf. Weve heard of danish heroes, ancient kings and the glory they cut. First page of the beowulf manuscript this scan of the first page of the only surviving manuscript of beowulf shows what the work of anglosaxon scribes actually looked like. He stripped off his mail shirt, his helmet, his sword. The epic from beowulf, translated by burton raffel. Unferths challenge from beowulf translated by burton raffel. Where can i find burton raffels translation of beowulf online. Brought beowulf as a guard against grendel and a shield. Burton raffels 1963 verse translation of beowulf remains popular due to its simple, accessible language. Audio version of burton raffels translation of beowulf. The american linguist, john nist, writes of beowulfs immense excitementand to sneak in one medievalist, american of course, stanley greenfield sums it all up by referring to the magnificence of beowulf as an epic or heroic poem. Kenning is usually a twoword metaphorical name for something, such as searoad for ocean 30, line 239. The noble simplicity of beowulfs anonymous anglosaxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by burton raffel.
Burton nathan raffel april 27, 1928 september 29, 2015 was an american translator, a poet and a teacher. Read the original text of beowulf along with a sidebyside translation in plain english. Click to read more about beowulf a new translation with an introd. Raffel translated many poems, including the anglosaxon epic beowulf, poems by horace, and gargantua and pantagruel by francois rabelais. Heres where youll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to. A powerful monster, hwng down in the darkness, growled in pain, impatient 4, r. Beowulf literature guide, translation by burton raffel tpt.
Burton raffel born 1928 is a translator, a poet and a teacher. Translator burton raffel has taught english, classics, and comparative literature at universities in the united states, israel, and canada. Raffel was born in new york city in 1928 an alumnus of james madison high school in brooklyn, new york 1944, he earned a b. In 1964, raffel recorded an album along with robert p.
Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Comparison of translations of the seafarer by burton raffel. Burton raffel s 1963 verse translation of beowulf remains popular due to its simple, accessible language. Beowulf epic are the stories of dream and legend, of monsters and of godfashioned weapons, of descents to the underworld and of fights with dragons, of the heros quest and of a community threat ened by the powers of evil. The noble simplicity of beowulf s anonymous anglosaxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by burton raffel. Burton raffel author of beowulf with related readings. Kiernans electronic beowulf cd images of the original manuscript text of this section, and an mp3 file of ben slade reading it in old english, are here.
Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Can you give me the website that has the audiobook. Odes, epodes, epistles, satires, the complete poetry and prose of chairil anwar, from the vietnamese, ten centuries of poetry, the complete poetry of osip emilevich, mandelstram with alla burago, and poems from the. When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. As a social document, this great epic poem reflects a feudal, newly christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory and death. Learning ally is a united states 501c3 tax exempt organization, id. Beowulf is an old english epic poem written anonymously around 975 ad. Where can i find burton raffels translation of beowulf. I just ordered the diaries of adam and eve for my next audiobook. The anonymous author of this classic text wrote in soaring poetry that lesslie hall translated here. See a complete list of the characters in beowulf and indepth analyses of beowulf, grendel, hrothgar, unferth, wiglaf, grendels mother, and the dragon.
This displays hubris because unferth was making fun of beowulf for loosing against brecca when technically beowulf won because he killed 9 other sea monsters and he is also protecting the people of the danes. The version by raffel seems less foreign and confusing, but it loses some of its complexity and overall poetic feel. Heaneys performance reminds us that beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read. A new translation with an introduction by burton raffel.819 996 1214 320 1494 936 956 380 1367 1097 489 189 611 818 624 21 33 997 631 1190 595 1161 150 1275 317 1126 716 601 185 391 1521 655 700 1144 480 270 1046 217 1009 126 1052 17 262 230 564 433 724 80 527 57 1309