J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of ‘Beowulf’ is published

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Kelly Burt  Identity Verified
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Wonderful May 21, 2014

I'd love to read it!

 

Jagoda Wachowska  Identity Verified
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Thrilled! May 31, 2014

Undoubtedly, the only living man with a pen perfect for the job.

 

Orrin Cummins  Identity Verified
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Although Jun 1, 2014

Jagoda Wachowska wrote:

Undoubtedly, the only living man with a pen perfect for the job.


He died 40 years ago...but I know what you mean.

I bet they will announce a nine-hour Peter Jackson trilogy based on the translation soon...


 

Tom in London
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Heaney Jun 1, 2014

Orrin Cummins wrote:

Jagoda Wachowska wrote:

Undoubtedly, the only living man with a pen perfect for the job.


He died 40 years ago...but I know what you mean.

I bet they will announce a nine-hour Peter Jackson trilogy based on the translation soon...


I prefer Seamus Heaney's more recent, much more poetic translation.

Here it is:

http://tinyurl.com/of27jno


 


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