Monday, May 30, 2016


Beowulf is a new translation of the classic epic poem by Seamus Heaney. It takes a poet to translate poetry obviously. This is probably the best, and easiest to read, translation of Beowulf I have ever read. Beowulf is the epic tale of a hero taking on the monster Grendel and his mother to save a neighboring kingdom from certain destruction. Beowulf is a must read classic and this is the must read edition. Heaney's translation is lyrical and absolutely magnificent. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended read; one of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - V (violence).

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