…will be published in May. His essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” has been called the greatest work on Beowulf ever written, so we lit crit types are awaiting his translation with bated breath.
Ooooh, I’m definitely getting this. Have you ever read his translation of the Volsungg saga? Spectacular, especially when you can see reading it what parts inspired LoTR.
Ooh ooh, must get!
Back HS Advanced English class (ca. 1967), we listened to a way cool reading of Beowulf n the original Anglo-Saxon, on an ancient 78rpm record. For some reason, I have always had the impression that the reader was Tolkien! Does anyone know if this is true? Did such a recording exist? Are there any copies still extant?