Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's translation of "Beowulf" comes to life in this gripping rendition that reminds listeners that the work was truly meant to be heard not read. Heaney "captures the sense of Old English poetry without adhering slavishly to its roots.IThe result is a "Beowulf" of rough elegance and emotional directness rendered in a voice both ancient and familiar" ("The Onion").

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