Heaney's Beowulf

Should I read this?

  1. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    yes
    here's a link for a free copy : https://b-ok.cc/book/2633702/4b9089

    delete your thread.
    go read it

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Really?

  2. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot recommend reading a book at this time

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Why?

  3. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Heaney's Beowulf is a great translation. Yes. Read it.

  4. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    No. Because if you have to ask, you shouldn't read it. In fact, you shouldn't read at all.

  5. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Is Tolkien's translation of Beowulf good or significantly different from other translations? Should I go with him for my first and possibly only reading of Beowulf?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Tolkien is good, and before Heaney was the definitive English translation, but its less grounded in rigorous etymology and more reconstructive, with modern English literary devices and stylism much like many English translations of the Greek epics.
      Its not bad, but Heaney is better.

  6. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Someone told me this translation is racist because it isn't AAVE inclusive like the latest translation which uses modern youth slang such as "bro" and "crib" (as in what's up MTV welcome to my crib) in the translation.
    https://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-Translation-Maria-Dahvana-Headley/dp/0374110034/ref=asc_df_0374110034/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459527104463&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8343589728049865092&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9014969&hvtargid=pla-920026893776&psc=1

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Someone told me this translation is racist because it isn't AAVE inclusive
      Why would an Irishman use AAVE?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      As silly as the basic idea is, the execution seems to be pretty good.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Beowulf is an ancient tale of men battling monsters, but Headley has made it wholly modern, with language as piercing and relevant as Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winning album 'DAMN.' With scintillating inversions and her use of au courant idiom--the poem begins with the word 'Bro!' and Queen Wealhtheow is 'hashtag: blessed'
      Journos must burn. Some fuck from Harvard even gave this pile of garbage a thumbs up review. Jason Furman, you need your degree revoked.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        You sound so bitter and resentful.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          So I'm assuming you also approve of pic related.
          You're scum.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            No, I don't approve of either. However, I don't wallow in resentment about it.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Being mad at this is like being mad at someone's bumper sticker or a novelty t shirt. It's inconsequential to me whether novelty gifts exist

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              it is always wrong to not be angry

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        This doesn't even make me angry, its just entirely impotent. naggers are not going to read Beowulf because you patronize their language skills, and I don't really even believe the pasty white guy who 'wrote' this thinks they will. This is radio static produced by a culture that overvalues the appearance of production.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >pasty white guy who 'wrote' this
          Pasty white woman, actually. If a black author from a working class background had written a Beowulf translation in their own cultural idiom then honestly it would probably be pretty interesting, but some white lady imitating AAVE to make Beowulf hip is honestly just incredibly cringe.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >If a black author from a working class background had written a Beowulf translation in their own cultural idiom
            Its pretty telling that you consider ebonics to be a "cultural idiom" of "working class background" blacks, honestly.

  7. 7 days ago
    Anonymous
    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Very cool image but i do think the post misses how the Heaney translation remains way closer to the weird sort of two-part (some even describe it as 'braided') structure than the other more technically faithful translations.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Why the fuck is the Old English typeset like that? I assume this is the braided structure

      Very cool image but i do think the post misses how the Heaney translation remains way closer to the weird sort of two-part (some even describe it as 'braided') structure than the other more technically faithful translations.

      .

  8. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Heaney is the definitive verse translation and I believe there is a video on youtube of him reading the whole thing.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      found it, thanks!

  9. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have an epub in spanish? I can't find it

  10. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    looks like gimp-porn.

  11. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else find this cover creepy? Where's his face?!

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's showing him from behind?

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