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Julie Boyden Reads and Signs Beowulf

When: Thu., Oct. 30, 6 p.m. 2014

In preparing her translation, Ms. Boyden studied some 50 versions of Beowulf for accuracy of meaning, tone and temperament. In "A Note on Pronunciation" she explains how Old English–Anglo Saxon names are read; and the "Principal Characters" are introduced so that we can trace their relationships of trust and obligation, and the power of their personalities. The "Introduction" provides a quick look at Anglo Saxon society, the people's values, beliefs, customs and activities, placing Beowulf in a cultural context to round out the reading experience.

Price: Free