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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Beowulf

Beowulf is one of the oldest long poems in Old English.  It is considered one of the most important works in this literature.  The poem is said to have been composed between 975 and 1025 AD.  266 more words

Thought For The Day

10 Works of Medieval Literature

I’m a bit of a fanatic about medieval works. I love Old High German (Nibelungenlied), Old English, and other assorted medieval languages. So it’s been a bit of an interest and obsession of mine to learn all I can about different medieval works, ever since I started reading them as a kid. 86 more words

Book

Just Say Yes? GM Improv in Campaign Play vs. One-Shot Play

Some background before this post: Coulee Con is coming up, and I recklessly took the plunge and submitted two games to GM at the end of August. 1,369 more words

Roleplaying Games

Ruminations on Fathers Day

Author’s Note: I plan to extend my tour through other author’s websites on Wednesday, but until that time, I have a few spare thoughts about writing that came up through my reflections yesterday: Father’s Day.  1,597 more words

Jim Owen; Author

Worms and Caterpillars

The June issue of the Wanderer Magazine is now available online.

It includes my second column, this month exploring the use of worms and caterpillars as metaphors for corruption down the ages, from Beowulf to Isaac Rosenberg, through Shakespeare, William Browne of Tavistock, William Blake… and the Lambton Worm… 30 more words

Poetry

The Battle of Tettenhall

In 910 AD, the Anglo-Saxons were attacked by the Vikings, at the Battle of Tettenhall. The first day of battle did not go well for the English. 529 more words

Beowulf *** (Out Of 4)

Consensus: “Beowulf” is a risky venture. It is a big budget, R rated, animated action flick and a good one at that. Director Robert Zemeckis doesn’t really say anything new about the characters but he does create a rousing and sometimes comical adventure.

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