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

Mourning a poet

Seamus Heaney obituary: Irish poet and Nobel laureate whose lines of love and loss took inspiration from his childhood in Derry. Seamus Heaney’s books were events in our lives by Colm Toibin: In a time of burnings and bombings Heaney used poetry to offer an alternative world; he gave example by his seriousness, his honesty, his … More Mourning a poet