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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  - Daniel Goff - Goodreads

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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Theo P - Goodreads

Scintillating, in fact, absolutely spiffing! I found the Old English translation rather inspiring. Originally heard, from skalds, so I imagine that the words, and the story changed rather dramatically ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jennifer Cunningham - Goodreads

Amazing! I love the vividness of Heaney's language, also the way the verse trips off the tongue when reading aloud. Beowulf has always been one of my favorites, and I'm so glad I finally read this translation. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Maan Kawas - Goodreads

An amazing epic poem and a masterpiece of the Old English poetry, which is considered the oldest surviving poem! It was written in England but its events take place in Scandinavia, basically in ... Read full review


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