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The Monsters and the Critics

DwellerInDale
Rohan


Nov 9 2013, 5:36am


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The Monsters and the Critics [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien probably would have been very interested in the debate, as it concerns the use of an Anglo-Saxon word "hwaet" for which we have no exact translation. I thought that Heaney's use of "So." made sense in conveying the down-to-earth voice of the Beowulf poet, better than the "Hark!" or "Listen!" of previous translations.


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I wonder what Tolkien would have had to say about this!


Don't mess with my favorite female elf.





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Listen! Beowulf opening line misinterpreted for 200 years? News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Nov 8 2013, 2:58am
    Fascinating! Lightfoot Send a private message to Lightfoot Nov 9 2013, 12:08am
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