Beowulf

9780571230419beowulf-lgAs Ed works on his dissertation Beowulf returns to our house, this time in the form of Seamus Heaney’s  brilliant interpretation of the poem. Michael Wood calls it the most important contribution of the English to the world and if you ever had the opportunity to see the original manuscript in the British Library you will understand the thrill and reverence it inspires.  The poem’s influence on the English literature is undeniable but until Heaney’s translation was published very few editions have actually made justice to its poetic beauty.

It makes you wonder if one day we will be able to see Tolkien’s version…

Happy b-day Ed!!

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