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Author Headley, Maria Dahvana.

Title Beowulf [OverDrive electronic resource] : A new translation. Maria Dahvana Headley.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint New York : Macmillan Audio, 2020.
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Description 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
Playing Time 04:08:50
Description audio file rda
Note Unabridged.
Performer Narrator: JD Jackson.
Summary "Narrator JD Jackson addresses his listener as "bro" in this decidedly contemporary retelling of the classic saga...His brilliant performance captures all the artistry, wit, and immediacy of this fresh translation, and breathes new life into what for most has been a literary fossil." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf —and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world—there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye toward gender, genre, and history— Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf , Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD x FSG Originals
System Details Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 116659 KB).
Subject Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Mythology.
Poetry.
Genre Electronic audiobooks.
Added Author Jackson, JD.
ISBN 9781250232175 (sound recording)
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