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Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

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Now here is a book I would not have revisited were it not for a book club selection of John Gardner's Grendel. I have vague memories of constructing a diorama of Heorot Hall, complete with Grendel's ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Manuel Sanchez - Goodreads

I first read Beowulf in high school - a whole lot of water under that bridge - and can state emphatically that I enjoyed it this time a whole lot more than I did then. I did have to get past the ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Einar Nielsen - Goodreads

I don't know if 3 stars is a fare rating. This work is confusing in part and I did not follow everything that was going on. But it got a lot better when Beowulf is dealing with the dragon. Works like ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

Three stars for Heaney's translation. The poem itself is a masterpiece--a measly five star rating is a far from adequate expression. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

Ok. I'll admit this right now. I did not get this. I tried. I focused on the story, I read the entire thing (which was quite a feat since it was the third time it was assigned to me). I just did not ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Brian Beasley - Goodreads

“Just don't take any class where you have to read BEOWULF.” ― Woody Allen I must agree with Woody here, Beowulf is best when condensed. Let your teacher summarize it for you. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

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I totally enjoyed this even though I hardly got anything out of it. I'm not great at poetry because it has to be read slowly and digested and reread etc. I am glad that I did read it, and I did like it. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Toni FGMAMTC - Goodreads

I totally enjoyed this even though I hardly got anything out of it. I'm not great at poetry because it has to be read slowly and digested and reread etc. I am glad that I did read it, and I did like it. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sydney - Goodreads

I was not extremely thrilled by this book, but that probably has to do with the fact that I read it for a deadline and so did not have time to really sink my teeth into it. Perhaps it was also due to ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

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I enjoyed this epic poem. I had to read it for my British Literature and War Literature classes and so far it has been one of my faves Read full review


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