Archive for March 21st, 2014

Yet another Beowulf!

Because, you know, you can never have too many version of the story, right? Right. I saw this over at Tor yesterday…

Which, of course, means it automatically lands on the “something to eventually be acquired” list. Why? Not simply because it’s “something new and shiny from the Tolkien estate” (which I got over some time ago). I’m interested for multiple reasons. The obvious treat will be to see lecture notes, and how he discussed the work in a classroom. Honestly, that’s what I’m most interested in seeing. However, I have a copy of Heaney’s translation on the shelf, and think it would be fun to compare the two (then, to make it more interesting, toss in the Beowulf script book from the 2009 Gaiman/Avary movie, as a view of the story).



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