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dragons are equally important: Tolkien’s Beowulf

For those of us who can’t let go of the world of the rings, today is a good day. J. R. R. Tolkien’s translation of and commentary on the Anglo Saxon epic Beowulf is published today, edited by his 89-year-old

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an anchor and a voice-right: Seamus Heaney’s translations

It’s not Seamus Heaney’s month’s mind yet, but his first memorial has gone up in the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Nobel awarding committee were right to call him a beautifully lyrical poet. His poetic translations are full of energy and life, and

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