Beowulf – tr. Seamus Heany
Beowulf. 2001. Tr. Seamus Heany. W. W. Norton.
Thoughts: I enjoyed reading Seamus Heany's translation of Beowulf. I don't have much to compare it to, but it's in verse rather than prose, and though the story follows different narrative conventions, I found myself turning pages eager to read what would happen next at least part of the time. I only took a single note on it:
- xi: to read: Tolkein, "Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics"
Posted: Dec 12, 2020. Last updated: Dec 01, 2022.