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Recommended Reading: J.R.R. Tolkien's Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell (Edited by Christopher Tolkien)

I have been looking forward to the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf* for ages, and this book more than met my expectations. It’s a treat for Tolkien aficionados like yours truly. 526 more words

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Review: Tolkien's Beowulf

Hwæt!  This is what it took to get me excited about J.R.R. Tolkien.  Years ago and miles away, my dungeon master more or less forced me to read… 711 more words



J.R.R. TOLKIEN  is certainly not the only person to ever translate  the word “middangeard” in Beowulf as “Middle-earth”  — but his word choice, obviously, is more conspicuous (and interesting) to us than it is in other editions. 1,227 more words

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