Excerpt from Beowulf by Seamus Heaney, plus links to reviews, author biography & more

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Beowulf

A New Verse Translation

by Seamus Heaney

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2000, 208 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2001, 215 pages

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its gables wide and high and awaiting
a barbarous burning. That doom abided,
but in time it would come: the killer instinct
unleashed among in-laws, the blood-lust rampant.

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