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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

Heaney's translation is beautiful. Kennings are my new favorite literary device. "Open your word-hoard!" Take care of your "life-house" so the "hell-serf" doesn't crunch your "bone-cage"! Watch for the "tarn-hag" in the "whale-road"! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Karoline - Goodreads

I read this for my Literature in English 2 class. I really enjoyed the story, and I'm excited to see what angle the lecturer will take tomorrow at the lecture. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Angel Alpo - Goodreads

Good story, but a little bit difficult maybe, the translation may be a little bit difficult to follow, and the reading, fun, but not easy/ Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Maggieb - Goodreads

Dragons and monsters! What can I say - really cool. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Collin - Goodreads

first read: 2011? second read: 2012?? third read: August 26, 2014 fourth read: January 26, 2015 Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sage Sisson - Goodreads

This book was alright. I was glad I got to see what old English looks like. Fun fact, JRR Tolkien studied this book hence where in The Hobbit Bilbo stole the cup and Smaug went crazy and destroyed the town. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - David Ranney - Goodreads

He vented his rage on men he caroused with, killed his own comrades, a pariah king who cut himself off from his own kind, even though Almight God had made him eminent and powerful and marked him from ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

First time I have read it. Amazing to read of the endeavor to translate. Very impressive. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Give me a B. Give me an e. Give me a o. Give me a wulf. What's that spell, ancient epic! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jonna Hewitt - Goodreads

This was an obligatory read for school. All I can say is, thank goodness for modern translations. Read full review


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