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Beowulf: A New Translation
For Oral Delivery

Beowulf has been translated into Modern English many times. In general translators try to reproduce one or more of its features or qualities at the expense of others. The present translation, while remaining reasonably faithful to the sense of the original, attempts to imitate its acoustic features--its rhythm, meter and alliteration--more closely than other translations.

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