Beowulf selected as PBS Recommended Translation

Blog / Tom Chivers

Great news! The venerable and wise Poetry Book Society has selected our forthcoming title – Beowulf by Meghan Purvis – as their Recommended Translation for Summer 2013. This accolade follows last year’s PBS Special Commendation for our best-selling anthology Adventures in Form. Written across a range of poetic forms and voices, Meghan Purvis’s vigorous new […]

Great news! The venerable and wise Poetry Book Society has selected our forthcoming title – Beowulf by Meghan Purvis – as their Recommended Translation for Summer 2013. This accolade follows last year’s PBS Special Commendation for our best-selling anthology Adventures in Form.

Written across a range of poetic forms and voices, Meghan Purvis’s vigorous new rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem captures the thrust and gore of battle, the sinister fens and moorlands of Dark Age Denmark, and the treasures and glories of the mead-hall. Combining faithful translation with innovative versions and poems from alternative viewpoints, Purvis has created an exciting new interpretation of Beowulf – full of verve and the bristle of language.

US-born Purvis, who lives in Cambridge and is currently completing a PhD at UEA, also won the 2011 Times Stephen Spender Prize for an excerpt from this book.

Hearty congratulations to Meghan!

Beowulf is due out in May from Penned in the Margins priced £8.99.

 

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