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The author did an excellent job in exploring the heroic phases of Beowulf's life which has an expanse of fifty years.
In his youth, Beowulf has the charisma of a great warrior with unrivaled
courage and strength. He is known for his loyalty, courtesy, and pride. His career as a distinguished warrior did prepped him for the throne. In his later years, Beowulf's remarkable respect for the throne endeared him a worthy king. 

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Great translation

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Beowulf is both an interesting read (from an analytic and allegoric stance) and an enjoyable read; the translator, I thought, captured the poetry and diction quite well.

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Beowulf is a brilliant demonstration both of the power of ancient legend and of the beauty, richness, and majesty of the English language. Though Old English is largely unintelligible to the modern reader, it is a poetic, elegant language in its own right. Seamus Heaney's translation preserves the meter and the soul of the epic as no other translation does. I fell in love with this book at a very young age, and will never cease to be utterly fascinated by the style and the natural rhythm of the Anglo-Saxon language. 

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Very well writen novel. I love re-reading it.

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jim Robles - Goodreads

As Professor Fears says - wisdom, justice, courage and balance: Beowulf for President! A great translation of a true classic. The sixty-second book I have finished this year. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Michael Conroy - Goodreads

The sheer brilliance of Seamus Heaney's translation echoes accurately and with the same vivid force the original Anglo-Saxon verses, borne from a world of darkness and terror, truly inhabited by ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Suzannah - Goodreads

Read 3 or 4 times in the Seamus Heaney translation. Next I'm hoping to get my hooks the Douglas Wilson rendering. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Fi ♥ LoveMoonStars - Goodreads

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation "When land the Wanderers spied: they saw the Sea-cliffs glisten bright, And the steep Mountain's dizzy height, And the ocean Nesses wide, And now the Sea is safely ... Read full review


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