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Ceridwen

Ceridwen

You kids get off my lawn. 

JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

Squeal! 

 

Certainly, there's the concern that this translation isn't ready for publication, but I think we're getting to the point with Tolkien that that's really no nevermind. I would like to see even rough drafts for his translations, because they would give insight into how he turned the primary texts of Anglo-Germanic poetry into Middle Earth. Plus I'm just surprised that this wasn't published sooner because JRRT is so closely associated with Beowulf, at least in his scholarship.