Tag Archives: English Literature

Grendel, John Gardner (Ballantine Books, 1971)

Grendel is John Gardner’s post-modern and existentialist retelling of Beowulf from the monster’s point of view. Fun, funny and yet still thought provoking it is a must read. For a more in depth review, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com

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Beowulf: A New Translation (a.k.a. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation), Unknown, Translation by Seamus Heaney (Faber and Faber, 1999)

Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf: A New Translation is the single most exciting and accessible version of Beowulf that I have seen. Read it now. For a more in depth review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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