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A classic

'It has been said of Beowulf itself that its weakness lies in placing the unimportant things at the centre and the important on the outer edges. (...) I think it profoundly untrue of the poem, but strikingly true of the literature about it.'

(J.R.R. Tolkien, "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics")

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arcana_mundi
Jul. 18th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Mreow, Tolkien! Yay!
discipuladc
Jul. 18th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
A classic and a personal favourite of mine. Very nice.
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