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Beowulf, Translation by Seamus Heaney

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Beowulf, Britain’s national epic, is written in a language requiring translation for English-speakers.  

Seamus Heaney - the Irish poet and Nobel Laureate - produced a masterful translation of the work, as depicted by this cover image.  

One of its many accolades is this, from Andrew Motion (of the Financial Times), online via Amazon’s website:

The whole performance is wonderfully intermediate - poised between the Bible and folk wisdom, between the Light Ages and the Dark Ages - and at the same time pulverisingly actual in its language. He has made a masterpiece out of a masterpiece.


Media Credits

Cover image online courtesy Amazon.  Copyright, Estate of Seamus Heaney, all rights reserved.  Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with Heaney's version of "Beowulf."

 

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