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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

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Barry Pierce - Goodreads

Well this is great. Really great in fact. It's such a fantastic story that is just drowned in historical significance. I feel that Beowulf is something that everybody should read at least once in their life because without it we probably wouldn't have a lot of modern fiction. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

Beowulf: 3 Monsters: 1. And some very fine versifyin'. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Lacy - Goodreads

Better than I remembered it, perhaps because the translation was pretty and easier to read. A necessary read for students and scholars. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Although dry spots are still in this story, the translation made this story a vivid tale of a great warrior. I enjoyed reading the story and I felt as if the whole time I could picture what was happening as I read. A great edition overall. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

I generally hate books I have to read for school, but this one was actually pretty good. If you are being forced to read this for school, read it little by little and make sure you're attentive. If ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Krzysztof - Goodreads

Seamus Heaney's take on the translation was fine, but something, I felt, was a bit off. Not sure what, but I haven't enjoyed this book as much as I hoped I would. On the plus side, it is a bilingual ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Val Pehrson - Goodreads

This is, one the one hand, a really important foundational text to the English language because it is sort of the blue print for what most heroes are modeled after. However, the technique is not as ... Read full review


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