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Review: Beowulf

User Review  - Jessa - Goodreads

I just finished this book a week or two ago, and I really enjoyed it. Heaney's translation is a breath of fresh air after reading the tediously written Tolkien translation. If you are going to read a ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf

User Review  - JB Lawrence - Goodreads

Besides all that is great about this story, it is also a warning to those who would wield power into violence. Those who choose war over diplomacy. The all too human desire for revenge that has the ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf

User Review  - ES Moxon - Goodreads

How could I not be drawn to this book? As a writer of historical fiction set in the Dark Ages to Medieval period, Beowulf was always going to be on my 'to-read' list. Why hadn't I read it earlier, you ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf

User Review  - Shelby - 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

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User Review  - Amy's Inkwell - Goodreads

I read and re-read Heaney's Beowulf, because it is the most lyrical, vibrant and vivid re-telling of this hero myth. Read full review

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User Review  - David Marciniak - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book so very much. I regret that in my immaturity I did not read it as a young man. Read full review

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User Review  - Nerdboy! - Goodreads

Excellent epic poem. I haven't read any other translations but Heaney's is fantastic. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

It's become fashionable lately to claim that the Dark Ages weren't so dark. There were great civilizations like the Celts and the Golden Age of Islam; there was extensive trade; things weren't so bad ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf

User Review  - Wesley Jackson - Goodreads

So appealing to the modern Anglosaxon! The force of the language is intense, shockingly so. It makes you want to revive kennings and composite words because of their compact dramatic force. Read full review

Review: Beowulf

User Review  - Linda Howe Steiger - Goodreads

Read this several times during the course of my education, but that was a long time ago. Heany's translation has been sitting on my shelves since it appeared in 2000. Finally, for some obscure reason ... Read full review


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