04 November 2009

Beowulf, lines 1903 to 1914

In March 2000, I heard Seamus Heaney talk about his translation of Beowulf. He read this passage out. The presentation copies of these two pieces I gave him were, as he put it, "borne back to Ireland as reverse-booty." ["Booty" in the piratical, not anatomical, sense.]

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