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Beowulf Beowulf is a major epic of Anglo Saxon literature probably composed between the first half of the seventh century and the end of the first millennium The poem was inspired by Germanic and Anglo Saxon oral tradition recounting the exploits of Beowulf the hero who gave his name to the poem Here it's transcribed as a verse epic onto which are grafted Christian additions

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10 thoughts on “Beowulf

  1. says:

    bum bum IN A WORLD bum bum FULL OF NASTY MONSTERS bum bum WHO EAT PEOPLE AND BREAK INTO CASTLES bum bum THE BEASTLY GRENDEL LURKED LONG OVER THE MOORES bum bum BUT NOW Cut to scene of monster ripping someone's face off with his teeth silence bl

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    ”One of these things as far as anyone ever can discern looks like a woman; the other warped in the shape of a man moves beyond the pale bigger than any man an unnatural birth called Grendel by country people in former days They are fatherless creatures and the

  3. says:

    As a college English major I studied Beowulf without any great enthusiasm; my real love was for the Romantic poets And Chaucer but that might have been partly because I thought it was hilarious that we were studying such bawdy material at BYU Plus you can still puzzle ou

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    If I wrote a list of things I don't give a shit about I'm pretty sure some big fucking monster whose name sounds like a word for the area between my balls and my ass that attacks alcoholics and is eventually slain by some asshole told entirely in some ancient form of English that

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    Beowulf Anonymous Anglo Saxon poetBeowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative lines It is one of the most important works of Old English literature The date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars; the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript

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    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 alrea

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    I've just finished reading Beowulf for the third time But lo this reading was in the bold and exciting Beowulf a New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney And what a difference a day makes Heaney is unstoppable Rather he makes Beowulf unstoppable Unstoppable in his ability to pound you in the face with his ma

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    I really don’t think I started Beowulf in the right mindset and for the first 20 pages I actually wasn’t enjoying it very much at all I think this was because I started reading with certain expectations — namely in terms of style for I am familiar with Seamus Heaney’s poetry I was put off because I think it

  9. says:

    What an epic should be a valiant epic that will relish the joys of poetry at the hands of the translator who has made it possible once I enjoyed reading it many times but a free fall into the chasm of poetry was even interesting and enlightening

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    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 neighbo

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