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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Though Heaney writes an extremely inviting translation, I feel that many elements in the original text are lost. The stories seem less grand, the characterization a bit off, and there is a lot less word "unpacking" the reader has to do. 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  - Jonna Hewitt - Goodreads

This was an obligatory read for school. All I can say is, thank goodness for modern translations. 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  - Lizzie Upchurch - Goodreads

Difficult read but interesting. The annotations from the translator made the book a little more understandable and easier to grasp what was going on. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

It is a story of heroes and a terrible villain. It is a good read, looking into times past similar to reading the Oddesy and the Icelandic sagas and Eaters of the Dead. You wonder how much is based on some historical fact and how much is fiction. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Lexine U. - Goodreads

Had to read this for a Literature class. I enjoyed it. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Caiti - Goodreads

Read for Brit Lit class. Didn't hate it. Interesting Stuff. Lame review. Read full review


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