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Beowulf Launch Party!

The man whose name was known for courage, the Geat leader, resolute in his helmet, answered in return: ‘We are retainers from Hygelac’s band. Beowulf is my name. If your lord and master, the most renowned son of Halfdane, will hear me out and graciously allow me to greet him in person, I am ready and willing to report my ...

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Tolkien's Beowulf: The Real Story by Michael Drout

Tolkien’s Beowulf: The Real Story by Michael Drout The Tolkien Estate recently announced that J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf will be released in May. Since there seems to be a little bit of incorrect information floating around the web (thanks in part to some careless work by more than one reporter for British newspapers), I figured I should clarify things. ...

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Tolkien’s Beowulf: A look into "The Monsters and the Critics"

Today’s release of Tolkien’s Beowulf: Translation and Commentary not only offers us a glimpse into Tolkien’s early endeavors in translating the epic poem, but also publishes for the first time his own Beowulf-inspired short story Sellic Spell. Not included in this work, however, is his excellent and game-changing lecture, “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”. Originally delivered in 1936 and published ...

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HaperCollins Announces Publication of Tolkien’s "Beowulf"

Lo! Today is a good day for Tolkien fans. Following up on last spring’s publication of the Fall of Arthur is the publication of Tolkien’s translation and commentary on the great Anglo Saxon poem, Beowulf. HarperCollins has announced that “J.R.R. Tolkien: Beowulf a Translation and Commentary” edited by Christopher Tolkien will be published May 22 of this year. Christopher Tolkien states, ...

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