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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  - 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

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Barry Pierce (*ON HIATUS*) - 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  - 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


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