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Burton Raffel (born 1928) is a translator, a poet and a teacher. He has translated many poems, including the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, poems by Horace, and Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais. In 1964, Raffel recorded an album along with Robert P. Creed, on Folkways Records entitled: Lyrics from the Old English. In 1996, he published his translation of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, which has been acclaimed for making Cervantes more accessible to the modern generation. In 2006, Yale University Press published his new translation of the Nibelungenlied.

Among his many edited and translated publications are Poems and Prose from the Old English, and Chrétien de Troyes' Cligès, Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Perceval, the Story of the Grail, Erec and Enide, and Yvain, the Knight of the Lion. Raffel is also a poet in his own right; over the years he has published numerous volumes of it; however, only one remains in print: Beethoven in Denver. Beethoven describes what happens when the dead composer visits Denver, Colorado in the late 1970s. Also set in Colorado was the Raffel-scripted film, The Legend of Alfred Packer, the first film version of the story of Alferd Packer. Burton Raffel was the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities and emeritus professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette until 2003. Raffel is currently working with Yale Press on a series of 14 annotated Shakespeare plays. In 2008 the Modern Library published his new translation of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
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Total Books: 54
Yankee Doric America Before the Civil War A Novel
2010 - Yankee Doric America Before the Civil War a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780913785225
ISBN-10: 0913785229
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Art Of Translating Prose
2004 - The Art of Translating Prose (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780271025001
ISBN-10: 027102500X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Signet Classic Book Of American Short Stories
2004 - The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451529633
ISBN-10: 0451529634
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Red and the Black
2003 - The Red and the Black [Modern Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679642848
ISBN-10: 0679642846
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Beethoven in Denver and Other Poems
1999 - Beethoven in Denver and Other Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780965715966
ISBN-10: 0965715965
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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How to Read a Poem
1999 - How to Read a Poem (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780613051811
ISBN-10: 0613051815
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Don Quijote A New Translation Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism
1999 - Don Quijote a New Translation Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism [Norton Critical Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393972818
ISBN-10: 039397281X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Artists All Creativity the University and the World
1991 - Artists All Creativity the University and the World (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780271007601
ISBN-10: 0271007605
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Founder's Fortune
1989 - Founder's Fortune (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671673222
ISBN-10: 067167322X
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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The Art of Translating Poetry
1988 - The Art of Translating Poetry (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780271028699
ISBN-10: 0271028696
Genre: Reference
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The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
1986 - The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451524300
ISBN-10: 0451524306
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories
1985 - The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451518835
ISBN-10: 0451518837
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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American Short Stories The Signet Classic Book of
1985 - American Short Stories the Signet Classic Book Of (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451520326
ISBN-10: 0451520327
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories
1985 - The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451522795
ISBN-10: 0451522796
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Beowulf
1971 - Beowulf (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780870230905
ISBN-10: 0870230905
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1970 - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451628237
ISBN-10: 0451628233
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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American Victorians Explorations in Emotional History
American VIctorians Explorations in Emotional History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780208020444
ISBN-10: 0208020446
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ezra Pound Prime Minister of Poetry
Ezra Pound Prime Minister of Poetry (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780208020611
ISBN-10: 0208020616
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Politicians Poets and Con Men Emotional History in Late Victorian America
From Stress to Stress An Autobiography of English Prosody
From Stress to Stress an Autobiography of English Prosody (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780208023308
ISBN-10: 0208023305
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Death of Aunt [Mentor Books] (Paperback)
Robert Lowell
Robert Lowell [Modern literature series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780804427074
ISBN-10: 0804427070
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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