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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - David Bates - Goodreads

At first, I doubted this translation. It was puzzling - I have a lot of respect for Heaney's poetry - I couldn't figure out why when I started reading this translation it seemed so mediocre. Here's ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jackson Cyril - Goodreads

An extended metaphor of man's never ending battle against evil, Beowolf doubles as a powerful testament to the medieval man's belief that even the greatest of evils can be defeated.And that since none ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - John Kelly - Goodreads

Loved it! I am no expert on Old English, so I cannot comment on the translation itself, but in his preservation of the original's poetic attributes, Heaney just brought me along into this ancient ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Dante Witt - Goodreads

I read the Heaney translation first, and now I am reading the Morris and Wyatt translation. I love Beowulf, and the five-star rating is for Beowulf; I'm not going to try to compare translations. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Carly Milne - Goodreads

Reviewing beowulf seems wrong. The only thing i will say is: vivid. amazing to think about these people, alive, in the 8th century (more or less), feasting before death. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Matt Pitts - Goodreads

*read a free kindle edition by a different translator I believe 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  - Da'Kharta Rising - Goodreads

I dug the poem. Even this translation. I enjoyed the Beowulf movie with Angelina Jolie in it. I can look at her for days...sorry got distracted. Like I said--good stuff. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Randy Evans - Goodreads

A great and readable translation. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Rob Springer - Goodreads

I got to hear the author read this. With his Irish accent and an Irishman's poetic English, both the reading and the translation were pure joy. Read full review


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