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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

I absolutely adored this translation of Beowulf. Not only did Heaney capture so much imagery that I believe is in the original Old English, but he even managed to often include the alliteration style ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sarah Pearson - Goodreads

Read this book so many times I've lost count! Hands down the best story I've ever read! I've bought multiple versions/ copies! I just can't get enough! Epic! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Alex Daniel - Goodreads

I don't want to go on too long about this, but Heaney's translation of BEOWULF is incredible. Through many passages I did a side-by-side comparison (to one of the older readings), and Heaney's is an ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Loved the descriptive language of this epic poem displayed in kennings such as "heaven's gem" referring to the sun or a "heather-stepper" meaning a deer or stag. Beowulf is the archetype of a heroic king. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Cecilia Johnson - Goodreads

Yesss Beowulf. It's short, beautiful, and full of dynamic characters. Definitely shaped my literary taste to some degree. And plus, it introduced me to Seamus Heaney, a translator and poet who's produced plenty of brilliant work of his own! Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jim Robles - Goodreads

As Professor Fears says - wisdom, justice, courage and balance: Beowulf for President! A great translation of a true classic. The sixty-second book I have finished this year. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Michael Conroy - Goodreads

The sheer brilliance of Seamus Heaney's translation echoes accurately and with the same vivid force the original Anglo-Saxon verses, borne from a world of darkness and terror, truly inhabited by ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Suzannah - Goodreads

Read 3 or 4 times in the Seamus Heaney translation. Next I'm hoping to get my hooks the Douglas Wilson rendering. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Fi ♥ LoveMoonStars - Goodreads

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation "When land the Wanderers spied: they saw the Sea-cliffs glisten bright, And the steep Mountain's dizzy height, And the ocean Nesses wide, And now the Sea is safely ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

Mon dieu, this packs everything into it. Mead halls and dismemberment, the howling emptiness of a mother's grief, colliding arcs of the hero's journey and the demon's journey, and the part you never ... Read full review


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