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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Luke Hooper - Goodreads

Good translation. Fun fight scenes. I felt a little bored after grendel. Things picked up again with the dragon. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

I read this because of my love for Tolkien's work. I knew that Beowulf was an important inspiration for Tolkien so I wanted to get to the roots of Middle Earth. There are parts that Tolkien straight ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jeremy Higgins - Goodreads

I read Beowulf in translation, in the Oxford Anthology of English Literature. This version, Zi can say for sure, doesn't match. Sometimes Heaney seems to be going off one; he changes the rhythm ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Andrew O - Goodreads

For some reason I just can't get into old epic stories. I never feel anything for the characters and find the stories a bit boring. This was better than than the Odyssey, but it just didn't grab me and totally cold my attention. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Adriana Alarcon - Goodreads

In the book "Beowulf " by Seamus Heaney talks about a hero and great warrior. The story there's a hero that is fearless, and willing to risk his life for the good of the good of his people. Grendel is ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Peytyn - Goodreads

Great story! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

I read 「Beowulf」 during my sophomore year in high school. I'm quite sure it wasn't this translation because the one I read was from an anthology of British literature; nevertheless, the story is incomparable; a true classic. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sara Snelling - Goodreads

Can appreciate the language- margin translations completely necessary. Subject matter I would think appropriate for a prepubescent boy- monsters in a village/vikings, etc. Not sure why we all have to ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #3)

User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

This is one of the oldest surviving epic poem in Old English. In the poem, Beowulf comes to aid of King Hrothgar and defeats a monster named Grendel and then Grendel's mother. I'm glad I read this as ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #3)

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

As one of the first pieces of English literature, interesting! The play between paganism in the characters and Christianity in the anonymous narrator offers differing readings of symbolism ... Read full review


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