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An Annotated English Translation of the Old Saxon Heliand: A Ninth-Century Biblical Paraphrase in the Germanic Epic Style

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Hardcover, 191 pages
Published April 25th 2011 by Edwin Mellen Press
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The translation is very good and aims at preserving the alliterative verse of the original Old Saxon, kind of reminded me of Michael Alexander's Beowulf translation and does read like his penguin classics version of Beowulf. The translator either leaves the peculiar Old Saxon words contained in the Heliand untranslated or gives various other readings in the footnotes. The only problem with the book is that a book called the Annotated Heliand should contain a lot of annotations, there are not tha ...more
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