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actually wasn t enjoying it very much at all I think this was because I started reading with certain wasn t enjoying it very much at all I think this was because I started reading with certain 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 There were only a few lines whose construction I really stopped to pool over I was anticipating There were only a few lines whose construction I really stopped to pool over game changer then I listened to the piece read in the original old English and started reading it aloud to myself And my appreciation of the language was completely reformed My favourite line the world s candle warmed them line 1966 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 works without an authorIt was first really published in the 1800s sing the Old English version where many have translated it but there are still some blurry parts of the story Essentially a monster named Grendel hunts and kills the people of a town and many warriors have died fighting against it Beowulf tackles the monster and its mother and well you re gonna have to read it to find out Or if you can t get yourself there watch the Star Trek or Simpsons episode which does a nice little renditionHere s the reasons why you should take a look at the story1 Many famous writers and editors have attempted to translate the story into modern English Tolkien is a famous example Each reader has hisher own interpretation So pick one whose style you like and go to that version2 It s a translated book other than the famous Greek
literature we read in high school it s one of the earliest translated forms of literature Makes we read in high school it s one of the earliest translated forms of literature Makes worth taking a gander3 It s a really great story Monster terrorizes people Someone strong steps p to fight it There is a victory of sorts Momma wants revenge So how many books have you read that have just copied I mean borrowed that entire plot4 There is a lot of beauty in the prose and the verse and when you hear the words describe the creatures it s a bit like fantasy Here s why you may. Glossed giving readers direct access to the original of this complex and rewarding work This edition also inclu. .
Beowulf and his drunk meathead friends are having a loud party and their neighbor Grendel comes over like hey guys can you keep it down that s funny because actually he eats a bunch of them and then Beowulf tears his fuckin arm off and nails it above his door and honestly nobody really comes out of this looking like a good neighbor do they So like Humbaba in Gilgamesh or Odysseus s cyclops Polyphemus
WE HAVE A MONSTER OF UESTIONABLEhave a monster of estionable Because Beowulf started this fight right And then Grendel s mom
gets involved as moms do and then later there s a dragoninvolved as moms do and then later there s a dragon s become fashionable lately to claim that the Dark Ages weren t so *DARK THERE WERE GREAT CIVILIZATIONS LIKE THE CELTS AND *There were great civilizations like the Celts and Golden Age of Islam there was extensive trade things weren t so bad This is not entirely true at the best of times seriously this was a shitty thousand years full of wars and plagues but it s especially 2am Thoughts untrue when we re talking about literature Between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance in the 1300s there is not much good stuff to read So the stoic tragic beautiful Beowulf is one of the few high points in this whole millenium Here s what it sounds like Check out the alliteration that s when words start with the same letter in most Old English stuff like this and the awesome Gawain they didn tse rhyme so much They depended on alliteration By the way if you want a challenge look on Youtube for someone reciting Beowulf without holding a sword The crossover between fans of this poem and fans of Dungeons Dragons is pretty heavyI ve read Beowulf like five times now This was my second time through Heaney s translation which like Armitage s translation of Gawain and the Green Knight conveniently gives the original text on the left side and Heaney s translation on the right That s super cool and this is the exact translation that appears on The Toast s list of books that literally all white men own so I guess that tells you whether you should buy it or just borrow it from some white dude you know You can come over any time I got a nice living room Here it is with a custom bookmark my friend Frank whipped p special on his 3D printer it s Grendel s arm More of my custom bookmark project here I really don t think I started Beowulf in the ri. In this innovative edition the Old English verse text of Beowulf is faced by a pageon which almost every word is.
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