31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful translation but the "look inside" preview is misleading,
This review is from: Beowulf: A New Translation (Paperback)This is an absolutely beautiful translation of Beowulf and Seamus Heaney has done a wonderful job of conveying the rhythm and spirit of the original in a way that manages to be both faithful and inventive.
However I can't give my review 5 stars since I was disappointed to find that this is NOT the bilingual edition used in the "look inside" preview.
The Amazon preview pages relate to a different edition which has the Old English throughout - which is what I thought I was purchasing. This edition (the one with the red and blue jacket) has only one page of Old English and the rest is solely the translation.
Amazon - please change the preview or flag the difference in the blurb. At present this listing is misleading.
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Initial post: 23 Jul 2012 10:08:02 BDT
Beowulf: A New Translation This is very helpful. I was thinking of buying it because it had the original as well. Amazon should make this clear.
Posted on 2 Apr 2013 19:48:47 BDT
Many thanks for focusing about the preview. Actually, I was buying the book but without the original Old English text it's not my cup of tea.
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