Sean Higgins's Reviews > Beowulf: A New Verse Rendering

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really liked it
bookshelves: poetry, print, fiction, omnibus
Read 2 times. Last read December 16, 2013 to October 31, 2019.

I had only read Haney's translation, and it was good though I knew no alternative. Wilson's rendering was different, with more alliterative snap, and also good. The whole thing is epic, poetic dragon slaying at it's best. Wilson's essay at the end of on "Beowulf: The UnChrist" is also worldview-gold.

Should you read this? The story is required reading, and this edition serves the story well.
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Reading Progress

December 16, 2013 – Started Reading
December 16, 2013 – Started Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
December 16, 2013 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)
December 16, 2013 – Shelved as: poetry (Other Paperback Edition)
December 16, 2013 – Shelved as: omnibus (Other Paperback Edition)
December 16, 2013 – Shelved as: print (Other Paperback Edition)
December 16, 2013 – Shelved
December 16, 2013 – Shelved as: poetry
December 16, 2013 – Shelved as: print
January 14, 2014 – Finished Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
October 31, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
October 31, 2019 – Shelved as: omnibus
October 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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