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Beowulf: The New Translation by [Davis, Gerald]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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About the Author

Gerald J. Davis is the author of ten books of fiction, including DON QUIXOTE, THE NEW TRANSLATION, a Finalist for the Book of the Year Award.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 435 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Insignia Publishing (12 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ED088VQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I downloaded Gerald Davis' translation of Beowulf after having read his other translation of Gilgamesh which I enjoyed reading, and the historical Northumberland novel Edwin by Edoardo Albert, who mentioned Beowulf and the Anglo Saxon Chronicles amongst his inspirations. I have vague memories of Beowulf-themed Primary School music and movement classes on the radio: 'and then Beowulf and his men went into the dark forest. Can everyone make themselves into a wild tree for the duration of this interminably long piece of music?' I loathed music and movement classes!

Other than the fab Baba Brinkman rap, I didn't think I really knew the Beowulf story, but reading it here, the events did all seem familiar so I must have absorbed it through cultural references over the years. Or maybe the story arc, like that of the Odyssey and Iliad, has been reused so many times since that the original no longer seems, erm, original. I greatly appreciate being able to read these ancient stories and love that they survive and are still studied and republished so widely. I did have to give up on the scholarly essay at the end though
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I really enjoyed this version. Inspired me to read more of the Vikings
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I tried the un-translated version and struggled, but i absolutely loved this. I loved the story, the characters were described vividly, and i can imagine the hero. I am going to try the un-translated version again now I am more familiar with the story.
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Great cadences, fabulous essence of sea and smoke. wonderfully evocative of heroes and demons, clearly a great source for Tolkeins "Lord of the rings"
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Don't really know what to say as I don't read Anglo Saxon I have to assume it's an accurate translation. It's a good read.
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