Article: Tolkien’s Beowulf

‘In a world rights deal, the Tolkien Estate has signed with HarperCollins to publish for the first time Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien. This new book has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, who comments: ‘The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in … More Article: Tolkien’s Beowulf


As 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 … More Beowulf