New Research: Opening Line of Beowulf Is Not What We’ve Eternally Thunk : Harriet Staff : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

 

New Research: Opening Line of Beowulf Is Not What We’ve Eternally Thunk : Harriet Staff : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation.

Seamus Heaney’s most recent translation, beginning with “So!” still appears to be the most accurate interpretation up to the date of Dr. George Walkden’s new discovery. For the sake of Heaney’s memory, I can’t help but share this.

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