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Review: Beowulf

User Review  - Toby - Goodreads

One of the greatest Twentieth Century poets writing in English tackles the greatest of the Old English epics. Wonderfully fresh and lyrical. Read full review

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User Review  - Joshua Stephen - Goodreads

For those that are familiar with Tolkien as a creative writer, this story was dissected by Tolkien in several of his many academic critiques. For anyone that is studying the 3 Act structure this story is a must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew Dambro - Goodreads

A window on the culture of the Viking/Anglo Saxon peoples; the revelation of the aristocratic code of honor blood feud shines through. Heaney's translation captures the interior life of a civilization ... Read full review

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User Review  - Farina♥Moon♥Eclipse - Goodreads

"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 past Their Toil is at an End at last ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gremlin - Goodreads

Best modern english version Read full review

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User Review  - Randy Cherland - Goodreads

A great and riveting tale which shows the original Anglo-Saxon (Old English) for those who would like to try their take at speaking the language. Read full review

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User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

God, I loved this one. Don't ask me why I connected with it so much, but I've read it three times and wouldn't hesitate to read it again. Maybe it was the verse or maybe it was just a good teacher, but I loved everything about reading this. Read full review

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User Review  - Madelyn - Goodreads

When I was deciding which book to read next, I settled on an epic poem that I had been curious about for the longest time: Beowulf. Not only was this poem considered to be the first English poem ... Read full review

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User Review  - Josh Pervan - Goodreads

One of the greatest narratives. Spare in style and story; Beowulf is profound in wisdom. A changing experience. Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Baker - Goodreads

I like this translation by Seamus Heaney. Technically, it's not a great "authentic" translation, but it does a good job of modernizing the text for anyone who doesn't read Old English. Yes, he added a bit of Irishness (what do you expect?) but I find that forgivable. Read full review


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