Results 11-20 of 569

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Marijke - Goodreads

It captures the fear of mortality and courage in spite of it stunningly.I cried both times when reading it, and was inconsolable for hours afterwards. Its emotions are real and it manages to show the true nullity that death is, despite its fantastical plot.Beautifully done. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Janelle - Goodreads

It's worth reading the introduction before beginning. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Luke Stoltzfoos - Goodreads

Probably one of my favorite ever works. A very good story told in an interesting way. I just wish I could have read it in its original alliteration! I loved the authorial opinion spread throughout, the imagination intertwined with the historical/biblical facts.... Beautiful to me! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

Fantastic, vivid and lively translation. Heaney gets across all of the excitement and bluster in his language without ever sounding archaic. Indeed there are some decidedly modern words and phrases in ... Read full review

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  - Paul Mitchell - Goodreads

Absorbing. Compelling. Exactly what I wanted when I said, "I need to re-read Beowulf." May Heaney rest in peace! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Michael Higgins - Goodreads

There are very few stories that were forced down my throat in High School and College I actually enjoyed, fewer still was there one that I read repeatedly afterwards. Beowulf is one of those stories ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - MC Easton - Goodreads

Well, of course it's five stars. It's Beowulf. Nearly 20 years between readings, and it only gets better. Not only is this essentially the prequel to The Hobbit and the first appearance of "Gray-Beard ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Another work that belongs to the ages, and is beyond any sort of criticism by a two-bit hack like me. Read it. Seamus Heaney did an excellent job. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

I reread this today. I was reminded of it by the death of Seamus Heaney, and it fits in well with watching Vikings. Beowulf is a wonderful tale of an amazing warrior, at his peak, and as he ages. Read full review


User ratings

5 stars
575
4 stars
405
3 stars
257
2 stars
97
1 star
74

5 stars - 569
4 stars - 400
3 stars - 256
2 stars - 96
1 star - 74
Unrated - 89

Editorial reviews - 0

Goodreads - 1482