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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf to be Published March 20, 2014: Hear ye, hear ye! Salon reports that J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf hits the stands May 22nd, courtesy of Harper Perennial. In 1926, J.R.R. Tolkien, one of fiction’s finest crafters of fantasy worlds, translated the 11th-century epic “Beowulf.” Nearly 90 years later, his son Christopher Tolkien is releasing an edited version [...] by

New Research: Opening Line of Beowulf Is Not What We’ve Eternally Thunk November 4, 2013: The Independent has some terrifying news: Apparently the opening line to Beowulf has been misinterpreted for 200 years? Hwæt: It is perhaps the most important word in one of the greatest and most famous sentences in the history of the English language. Yet for more than two centuries “hwæt” has been misrepresented as an [...] by

Beowulf’s Royal Hall Unearthed September 20, 2013: Like most office workers, come Friday Harriet Staff likes to throw back a few ox horns of mead and recite heroic tales in verse. So we were thrilled to see that King Hrothgar's real and true Royal Hall has been discovered in Denmark. Beowulf obsessives may now rejoice! From Lit Reactor: A team of archealogists in Denmark have unearthed [...] by