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An Anglo-Saxon Masterpiece

5 years, 1 month ago at Dec 31 1:42
BEOWULF is a fantastic poem and Heaney's translation is superb. The language is elegant, though not unwieldy, and the narrative is exhilarating, filled with perilous creatures and mortal combat. I recommend it to anyone interested in fantasy, poetry, or Anglo-Saxon culture. Few tales have been more influential to English literature than this one.
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Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Release date: 1 February 2001
ISBN-10 : 0393320979 | ISBN-13: 9780393320978
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"Heorot The mead hall of Hrothgar in the epic poem Beowulf, it is legendary for its rugged magnificence, the epitome of the heroic age. It is also the site of Grendel's attacks and the triumph of Beowulf over Grendel. Being one of my favorite epics, visiting the center of the tale would be high up on my list of places to see, if it were possible anyway."


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An Anglo-Saxon Masterpiece

“ BEOWULF is a fantastic poem and Heaney's translation is superb. The language is elegant, though not unwieldy, and the narrative is exhilarating, filled with perilous creatures and mortal combat. I recommend it to anyone interested in fantasy, poetry, or Anglo-Saxon culture. Few tales have been more influential to English literature than this one.” read more

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