Pretty fun to read even in class! by corallydeer []
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Beowulf : a verse translation

by Seamus Heaney; Daniel Donoghue;

  Print book : Poetry  |  Second edition

Pretty fun to read even in class!   (2021-03-05)

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by corallydeer

I had to read this classic a few years ago as part of a class! A lot of people really struggle with classical literature and translated, ancient poetry, but Beowulf was honestly a really fun read. It reads just like if it was relayed to you by a bard or storyteller. I highly recommend what I did, which was listen to an audio book cover as I read it because the audio book readers do better at keeping a consistent pace and following patterns so it made it really easy to get into it poetically! 


Beowulf is a great way to get a peek into Germanic cultural systems and their way of life. Despite the poem being Christianized, it's pretty easy to figure out what it might've been originally as you're reading!

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