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Smitten at first read,
This review is from: Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)
My first attempt at Anglo Saxon poetry and what a pleasure it was! The translation seems much more than that. It conveys the tone and sense and emotion which the original must surely have carried. I was fascinated too to find the charm of rhythm and rhyme in the lines and discover the complexity of the 'interlacing' of threads of the story. The critiques by Tolkein and others were a revelation. Now on my second read..