Being Beowulf

words wind their way into the blood and change attitudes, syllable by syllable, drip by drip. And it’s been this way since once upon the very first time.

October 23, 2018 10:58
Being Beowulf

The first page of ‘Beowulf’ in Cotton Vitellius. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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