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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Kathleen Maliksi - Goodreads

I really don't like this translation. Too many Christian overtones and the poetic devices in the original text are all but lost in this translation. The one thing I do like is that the plot is pretty ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

Self-indulgent vanity project riven by poor pacing. Florid descriptions unfortunately add little substance to the paper-thin plot, and the awkwardly encyclopedic ending makes the Lord of the Rings ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Marica Lesznik - Goodreads

SO boring Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Cindy Evans - Goodreads

Ehhhh, nope. Barely made it through. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Zoe Cooksey - Goodreads

The archaic language of this book made it very hard to get through for me. I did like the very direct tone of the narrator, how it was like he was speaking to me personally at times, but I just did ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Lily Smith - Goodreads

Is there such thing as 0 star ratings?? Beowulf thinks a hero but honestly he's more of a wanna be hero haha Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Maggie Pedigo - Goodreads

I read "Beowolf" in high school and college and both times my teachers have been less than excited to teach it. I have not enjoyed this text either times and I don't think my students would enjoy it either. For this reason, I do not recommend this for the classroom. Classic, Poetry, Fantasy, Epic Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Iuliu Rus - Goodreads

The author is a Nobel laureate, but I either don't get this book or this book is in fact, pure crap. Avoid at all costs, unless you are doing a PHd in classical literature... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Stephanie Pavlos - Goodreads

My rating is based on a failed attempt to read this story in high school English class. I simply could not understand the language or follow the story and found it be incredibly tedious and boring. My ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

I hated this book. The page numbers in this edition don't match the one I have and that's fine. I doubt the story could have been better. Read full review


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