New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. First American Bilingual Edition: Old English faces English Translation; Printing not stated: Presumed First. Cloth and boards. Small quarto / Royal 8vo (9 1/4" x 6 3/8"), black quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over black-&-silver speckled boards, archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting chainmail figure taken by Seth Rubin, text has printed marginal notes, xxx, [xxxi-xxxii] A Note on Names + 213 pages +  Family Trees +  Acknowledgements. As New / As New. Item #6399
SUPERB translation in a Very Fine Bi-Lingual edition! Winner of the Whitbread Award.
Seamus Heaney MRIA (1939 – 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Among his best-known works is Death of a Naturalist (1966), his first major published volume. American poet Robert Lowell described him as "the most important Irish poet since Yeats." His masterful translation of Beowulf won the Whitbread Award!