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Beowulf

Kimberlee Rettberg penned this review. Almost every high school student is familiar with Beowulf.  It is, after all, the first know written epic in the English language.  And through better and more modern translations appearing every year, the poetry’s timeless beauty is … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Monsters and the Critics

Liz Milner penned this review. These seven essays provide a glimpse into Tolkien’s intent as a scholar, translator of texts, and novelist. Just as Sir Gawain’s shield device, the pentangle, gave graphic evidence of how Gawain’s virtues were inextricably linked, this book … Continue reading

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John Gardner’s Grendel 

If there is one book that John Gardner is best known for, it would be Grendel. It was written in 1971, toward the beginning of his fiction writing career, although it is by no means his earliest work. The depth and … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary’s Beowulf: The Script Book

Unlike most people, I have fond memories of reading Beowulf in high school. Maybe that’s why I’m writing for GMR rather than some other site. But the tale of a hero riding in to save the day — and rip the arm off of a monster … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf: A Verse Translation

Matthew Scott Winslow penned this review. Norton Critical Editions are great books. As any English major (of which your current reviewer counts himself) can tell you, they are a blessing to anyone attempting to gain an initial understanding of an important … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf audiobook

Beowulf changed into my life when I was seven. It was a dreary, endless afternoon, and I was rooting through my father’s shelf of dusty old college textbooks when my hand grasped a battered, musty paperback with a strangely evocative, … Continue reading

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