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dabbe
Beowulf (Revised) | Seamus Heaney
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BEOWULF FUN:
If interested, here's a slideshow with some fun BEOWULF links:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vT5qLK4jp6u1NQrEm0o0uOLEh6u504Sk...

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dabbe
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Pickpick

Loved teaching this to my sophomore honors (they learn British literature that year).

“Hear me!” ... so begins BEOWULF, the oldest surviving epic poem in English. Centuries of poet-singers, called scops (shopes), recited the adventures of Beowulf. It is our great fortune that eventually a gifted poet unified the heroic accounts and produced an enduring work of art. We have only one copy of Beowulf, and it dates from about the year 1000 C.E.

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LiseWorks
Eaters of the Dead | Michael Crichton
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If you like Vikings then this short read might interest you. This book is classified as a Historical Fiction. It is set in Russia where a clan of Vikings sets out to go to war with the Eaters of the Dead. It is told from a man who is from Baghdad. He is from a different culture so his description of the Vikings are interesting from a viewpoint of another culture.

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AmandaBlaze
Beowulf | Anonymous
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1. I don't read much that is dated that far back.
2. I really liked Beowulf.
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TheSpineView It has been years since I read it. Thanks for playing 2mo
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johncadams
Grendel | John Gardner
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Grendel by John Gardner is a ground-breaking fantasy novel told from the perspective of the monster rather than men. Read my review at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/grendel-by-john-gardner

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VioletMoonBooks
Beowulf | Anonymous
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Lo! the Spear-Danes‘ glory through splendid achievements
The folk-kings former fame we have heard of,
How princes displayed then their prowess-in-battle.
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catsuit_mango
Le 13e guerrier | Michael Crichton
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My last reads were a bit blah so I am trying this one hoping for a gripping story. Fingers crossed

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Twainy
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5 new books from Book Outlet

Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara trilogy, 25th anniversary edition .

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine.

JRR Tolkien, Beowulf.

Rage & Relentless from Jonathan Maberry.

I love new books!

vivastory I'm curious about that version of Beowulf. I've read a couple of other translations. Also interested in the Martine. Have heard great things. 6mo
Twainy @vivastory I‘m reading the first book in the Teixcalaan Series & enjoying it. I‘ve promised myself I wouldn‘t buy any more Book Outlet books this year. Pfft now I have to be mad at myself. LOL I don‘t regret it! The 2 Alice books are worth more than I paid for all 8. This is a justification, isn‘t it. Ugh .. I have 4 book boxes at home …. I can‘t wait to dive into Beowulf! … going to go NOT book shop … (edited) 6mo
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LouiseWalters
Beowulf | Anonymous
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Just read the Penguin version. The language was beautiful, albeit wordy. It helped to imagine having it read to me by Russell Crowe!!