professornana (professornana) wrote,

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beowulf redux

Nothing like a little shelf clearing to help you find the books you set aside for a later reading. Here is another variant of BEOWULF. Subtitled A HERO'S TALE RETOLD, it features line illustrations with color that is threatening but not nearly as dark and sinister as the Gareth Hinds' work. Text is quite spare and difficult to pronounce words are presented phonetically within the text as well. I see a progression here from this version to the Hinds and perhaps to the movie (why not see Angelina Jolie in class and get credit for it?) to perhaps some cuttings from the epic itself. Maybe this is the way to ensure that the story remains accessible for another generation.

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