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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Shelby Mankoff - Goodreads

The prose with this poem is absolutely stunning. Having taken a Literature of Medieval England course, it was fascinating to learn about what was going on in the Anglo-Saxon world when this was ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This is the only translation that should be read, especially by non-scholars. It's so easy to read and allows all of the blood ("wound-slurry" couldn't BE a better kenning!), monsters, heroics, and hubris to come shining through. Just a perfect epic. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

First rate stuff here. Saw the CGI video and this is, of course, much better. I'm taking a course in the origins of English, and Beowulf is a very important example of early English. I thought perhaps ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

Read this four, five times maybe. Beowulf is sure to drag you into the depths of monster killing and redemption. I would buy the book if I could. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Polarbear101 - Goodreads

I did not expect to love this book so much. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Rachel Marriott - Goodreads

I read several translations of Beowulf, and this is by far my favorite one. Heaney did a marvelous job maintaining the rhythm and structure of the Old English poem. I recommended this version to my ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Carson - Goodreads

I liked this story a lot. We read it in our ninth grade English class, and I wrote a paper on it also. I really loved how Seamus Heaney translated it, and it sparked lots of discussions in my class. Definitely not one of those archetypal boring stories you read as busy-work in class. Loved it. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Chivalry, monsters and dragons - what more could one want in an epic poem? I loved it; I was immersed in the tale from start to finish. The narrator really does make you love Beowulf, protagonist of the tale and admire his bravery and ruthlessness in battle. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Ariadna73 - Goodreads

Three possible interpretations: 1. Man against fate always loses because fate is always death. 2. Things in life are futile and banal. 3. To be valiant and a good king is to be generous. The dragon is ... Read full review

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


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