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Tim Romano <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 25 Mar 2000 19:10:24 -0500
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Pound makes offhand remarks to the effect that, apart from the Seafarer,
there are only a few lines of great poetry to be found among the surviving
corpus of Old English poetry. I'm working on a translation of Beowulf
myself, trying to bring out features usually ignored. If you'd like to take
a look at my work-in-progress:
There's also a brief introduction to my approach there.
Tim Romano
----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Bray <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2000 6:29 PM
Subject: Only slightly off-topic
> I just bought & read the much-ballyhooed new Seamus Heany translation of
> Beowulf.  Anybody else, like me, find it kind of flat & uninspiring?  EP
> every have anything to say about Beowulf? -T.