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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  - Adam - Goodreads

I'll make this quick: Five stars for the poem. Five stars for the translation. I know that some don't care for Heaney's translation. I personally think it's wonderful. If you want an unwieldy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joshua Nuckols - Goodreads

Loved it. Epic story with great poetry. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Laline Paull - Goodreads

Beowulf is on my Goodreads list, because of the glorious creation that is Grendel's Mother. Pathos, adventure, and a lot of the old ultra-violence, without which no Norse tale is remotely complete ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler - Goodreads

Beowulf is the hero's tale for the not so flowered poet. Who, (or what,) is your monster? What lengths do you go to to defeat it? Incredible. Read full review


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