Beowulf: The Oldest English Epic

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Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. Set in the half-legendary, half historical Scandinavian past, it tells the story of the hero Beowulf, who com ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/01/16
Newer Version
I heard the newer version with the original BBC recording by Seamus Heaney, which I was unable to upload as a new book on Anobii (ISBN 9781602524941). Amazing to hear Heaney reading it and get transferred in this tale by his voice and his own adaptat...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/01/11
Heaney's Beowulf: A Painting with a Worthy Guide
I appreciated this translation of Beowful like I would a painting, or a piece of classical music: indulging the rich colours and dramatic overtones, peering into the Dark Ages with curiosity and wonder at the mysterious poet - the original author - t...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/05/10
If you are a liberal arts student and especially an English Major, you were at least exposed to a smattering of Beowulf. If you haven't yet, it's time to read the whole poem in this wonderful verse translation. If you want a glimmer of what the origi...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/02/09
This rating is for this illustrated edition and I actually found the pictures annoying in this. Many only had superficial connection with the poem and for some, such as the example of a Scandinavian sunset, the connection is trite and adds nothing to...Continua

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