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 Post subject: Beowulf
PostPosted: February 15th, 2006, 11:43 pm 
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I read Seamus Heaney's version of Beowulf this year for British Literature and loved it! I had read that Tolkien had drawn heavily from Beowulf, and now I see why. Really good book, but you'll only love it if you like Old English style poetry. It's really a different style... focuses on alliteration more than rhyme. Which was cool.


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yeah, I read it and enjoyed it - I'm not sure what version it was, but it certainly wasn't "modernized" so to speak.
I read it for my History class.

It's a great book.

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We studied that book in english, good story, but the old english made it too confusing for my liking.

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I read Seamus Heaney's version quite a few years ago and I quite enjoyed it. This year in English Language we studied bits of it in Old English which were very hard to make out what was being said.

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I read the same version last year in my spare time. It took me a while to finish, but I really enjoyed it!

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 Post subject: Re: Beowulf
PostPosted: June 27th, 2017, 12:54 pm 
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And now of course we have JRRT’s prose version in JJRT’s annotated version. I also have a German translation, and Seamus Heaney's version. I remember that the odd bit in Heaney's version annoyed me, vaguely that there was some totally inappropriate modern wording in it. And I also have three movie versions.

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