And if so, how do you think it compares to earlier translations (like we had to read in high school twenty years ago).
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I've read it. It's definitely more true to poetry than other translations. It's an artistic and well done translation.
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Well, I never wanted to read those other translations over again. I have re-read Seamus Heaney's translation 5 times and memorized several quotes.
It's excellent! I actually read it for fun after having been bored to tears over it at college.
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