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Beowulf ctd.

The most wonderful party place in all of Scandin avia, i.e. Heorot, is invaded by the monster Grendel. There are some gaps in the narrative – it seems to indicate that Grendel was bent on wrecking just Heorot and everybody who chose to spend nights in other houses was safe.  382 more words



This is obviously one of the many texts I have taught but it’s been a while I taught it last time, I am approaching it with a relatively fresh mind. 248 more words


Don't even publish your book: Tolkien's option

With my recent conversation with Jim Rossi about self-publishing in mind, I turn again to J.R.R. Tolkien, whom I’ve been reading lately because of the… 460 more words


Tolkien's Beowulf

Here’s another interesting article, this time by Josephine Livingstone in Prospect, on J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf, and his relationship with medieval literature (see also Beowulf – Heaney & Tolkien).


Prompt (Late) #34 : Dragons!

I wrote this prompt late, and I’m posting it even later. But I didn’t want to waste the work I’d done, so here you go. 148 more words


Beowulf, Grendel, and The Goldfinch: High Summer Read-a-thon #HighSummerRAT

I am delighted to be participating in the High Summer Read-a-thon hosted by Michelle, The True Book Addict, over at her Seasons of Reading.  I’m planning on a small menu of reading options for the week. 171 more words

Fictional 100 Characters

On Story (part one)

I want to spend a little time talking about a subject near and dear to us writerly types (or it should be). Story. What is it? 404 more words

Writing And Editing