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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  - Megan - Goodreads

So we're talking about a book written in early England about ancient Scandinavia with a Christian twist on pagan traditions. If you can forget about all the other fantasy books you've ever read, let's ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Aubrey Bierwirth - Goodreads

Heaney's translation is often regarded as one of the best, and I am in complete agreement. He does a good job maintaining the poetic quality of the epic, its meter and alliteration, and still he ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - ♥Moon ♥Love ♥Stars ♥Imagination - 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  - 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

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  - Keegan King - Goodreads

Beowulf - the classic beast. For real he just rips apart everything and dies. I love it. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Katie Varga - Goodreads

Coolest medieval story ever. Great protagonist, awesome villains, epic fights and beautiful narrative. Also, Heaney's translation is quite a good one, even though it has its own mistakes. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Mii - Goodreads

This book is a great read! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Compelling stuff! The translator did a great job of preserving the rhythm. I would love to hear someone with a good voice read it aloud as it was meant to be. Also met several "old friends" along the way, for example in character names reused by Tolkien in my most favourite of books, the LotR. Read full review


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