retconning beowulf

I’ve been reading Beowulf again, this time Crossley-Holland’s translation. I’m struck by its similarity to episodic television drama. (Radio drama too, of course, but apart from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, radio serials were before my time.) For example, halfway through, around line 1270, we get a recap, a Previously on Beowulf the Grendel Slayer […]

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