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The Resource Aeneid Book VI : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney [translator]

Aeneid Book VI : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney [translator]

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Aeneid Book VI : a new verse translation
Title
Aeneid Book VI
Title remainder
a new verse translation
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Seamus Heaney [translator]
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"A melancholy masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century. In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the significance of the poem to his writing, noting that "there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years--the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father." In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and sophisticated poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of James Wood, "created something imperishable and great that is stainless--stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem"--
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English and Latin (bilingual text)
Literary form
non fiction
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Aeneid Book VI : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney [translator]
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text
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sky2ocm79391083
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First bilingual edition.
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9780374104191
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044475
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Aeneid Book VI : a new verse translation, Seamus Heaney [translator]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm79391083
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First bilingual edition.
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9780374104191
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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