Seamus Heaney's Beowulf Translation:
Heaney's introduction to the translation
(from the Norton Anthology's website)
Reviews of the poem in prominent magazines and newspapers
Beowulf and Seamus Heaney suddenly seemed to be all over the news when Heaney's translation of the poem won England's Whitbread Prize, beating out the Harry Potter series for the best British book of the year. Here is how the popular press reacted to Heaney's version of the classic epic poem. A review on this site is forthcoming.