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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

Myth - Tolkien

First Saturday in June


We had to decide whether to have fresh air or (relative) peace and quiet for our discussions this afternoon as there was a good deal of loud noise pollution going on in the vicinity of the Library seminar room. 1,497 more words


hwæt: now, indeed; what; what!, listen!, hark!, lo!

Hwæt wē Gār-Dena in geār-dagum
þēod-cyninga þrym gefrūnon,
hū ðā æþelingas ellen fremedon.

Lo! the glory of the kings of the people of the Spear-Danes in… 571 more words


Review #48: Beowulf - JRR Tolkien (Translation & Commentary)

  • Title:  Beowulf
  • Author:  JRR Tolkien translation & commentary, edited by Christopher Tolkien
  • Year Published:  2014
  • Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN:  0544442784
  • Pages:448

I really like ancient lit and language studies.   524 more words

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