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Medieval epics.

Title
Medieval epics.
Publication
New York : Modern Library, 1998.

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Additional Authors
  • Alfred, William, 1922-1999.
  • Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-2019.
  • Mustard, Helen M. (Helen Meredith), 1906-
Description
611 pages; 22 cm
Summary
  • Beowulf is the foundation of English literature. It celebrates the courage and leadership of the mythical Anglo-Saxon warlord in his battles with supernatural monsters. The Nibelungenlied, in a version rendered by critic and academic Helen M. Mustard, endures as a remarkable fusion of history and poetry that is a vital component of German literature. Goethe maintained that knowledge of the work constituted an integral part of the country's education.
  • Also included in this edition are Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin's translations of The Song of Roland, a chanson de geste extolling chivalric ideals in the France of Charlemagne, and The Poem of the Cid, the celebrated epic of Castilian Spain.
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Note
  • Originally published: New York : Modern Library, 1963, in series: The Modern library of the world's best books.
Contents
Beowulf / translated by William Alfred -- The song of Roland / translated by W. S. Merwin -- The Nibelungenlied / translated by Helen M. Mustard -- The poem of the Cid / translated by W. S. Merwin.
ISBN
0679603018
LCCN
98004488
OCLC
ocm38551366
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries