So I have recently been re-visiting Beowulf as part of the course; we had the pleasure of studying Seamus Heaney’s version of the Epic as part of our First Year course.
It is a true Epic. I absolutely love the style and flow of the writing. For this I think both the original Saga-master and Heaney deserve equal congratulations. Any story can be a good one but it takes a wordsmith to make it into something more tangible.
For anyone out there who has not read it I would suggest doing so, mainly because this blog might not make much sense unless you have. Put simply there is a reason that this story has been told for over 1500 years. Continue Reading