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Beowulf Beowulf is a major epic of Anglo Saxon literature, probably composed between the first half of the seventh century and the end of the first millennium The poem was inspired by Germanic and Anglo Saxon oral tradition recounting the exploits of Beowulf, the hero who gave his name to the poem Here, it s transcribed as a verse epic, onto which are grafted Christian additions


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10 thoughts on “Beowulf

  1. says:

    bum bum IN A WORLDbum bumFULL OF NASTY MONSTERSbum bumWHO EAT PEOPLE AND BREAK INTO CASTLESbum bumTHE BEASTLY GRENDEL LURKED LONG OVER THE MOORESbum bumBUT NOWCut to scene of monster ripping someone s face off with his teeth silence black screen Unknown warriors approachingWho are ye, then, ye armed men,mailed folk, that yon mighty


  2. says:

    One of these things, as far as anyone ever can discern, looks like a woman the other, warped in the shape of a man, moves beyond the pale bigger than any man, an unnatural birth called Grendel by country people in former days They are fatherless creatures, and their whole ancestry is hidden in a past of demons and ghosts They dwell a


  3. says:

    As a college English major, I studied Beowulf without any great enthusiasm my real love was for the Romantic poets And Chaucer, but that might have been partly because I thought it was hilarious that we were studying such bawdy material at BYU Plus you can still puzzle out The Canterbury Tales in its original Middle English, with the h


  4. says:

    If I wrote a list of things I don t give a shit about, I m pretty sure some big fucking monster whose name sounds like a word for the area between my balls and my ass that attacks alcoholics and is eventually slain by some asshole, told entirely in some ancient form of English that I don t understand would be near the top for the record,


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    Beowulf, Anonymous Anglo Saxon poetBeowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines It is one of the most important works of Old English literature The date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript, which was produced between 975 and 1025 The author


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    Beowulf is thought to have been written around the year 1000 AD, give or take a century And the author is the extremely famous, very popular and world renowned writer Unknown Got you there, didn t I LOL Probably not if you re on Goodreads and studied American or English literature, you probably already knew this is one of the most famous wor


  7. says:

    I ve just finished reading Beowulf for the third time But lo, this reading was in the bold and exciting Beowulf a New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney And what a difference a day makes Heaney is unstoppable Rather, he makes Beowulf unstoppable Unstoppable in his ability to pound you in the face with his manliness and leave you bleeding but s


  8. says:

    I really don t think I started Beowulf in the right mindset, and for the first 20 pages I actually wasn t enjoying it very much at all I think this was because I started reading with certain expectations namely in terms of style, for I am familiar with Seamus Heaney s poetry I was put off because, I think, it was not what I was anticipating Ther


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    What an epic should be a valiant epic that will relish the joys of poetry at the hands of the translator who has made it possible onceI enjoyed reading it many times but a free fall into the chasm of poetry was eveninteresting and enlightening.


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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Pre Arthurian Myth Beowulf by Unkwown, Seamus Heaney Original Review, 2001 02 20 If you are familiar with the Hindu myth kitty though, you may also find parallels between Beowulf and the Mahabharata and the Ramayana When Jambavan spends a lot of time telling Hanuman about how great he is,


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