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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  - Peter Brick - Goodreads

I give this book a 6 out of 10 although this book is good and has good development it is poetry. The book is some what hard to understand because of the wording and the way the story plays out, but ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - James - Goodreads

A smooth, lively, muscular translation. Having the Old English facing is a real treat, too. Also interesting is Heaney's introduction, where he talks about the initial reluctance to dig into the ancient language of the ancient political and linguistic enemy. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Lanea - Goodreads

Read my review of the audiobook here: http://booksforears.com/2008/12/10/be... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

Best translation out there. Read full review


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