Sunday, January 30, 2011
Book Review: Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition) translated by Seamus Heaney
6. Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
Acquired: January 2011
Book of Your Shelf? Nope
Why I have/read it: Group Read
The heroic tale of the warrior Beowulf and his fights against three monters. A "modern" translation of the Old English poem, it was very easy to understand. The translation flowed smoothly for the most part, and was easy to follow and really get into the story. The only complaint I have, is that there were times the rhythm seemed a bit off and it pulled me out of the story.