Yet Another Translation of Beowulf

I very recently finished reading John Lesslie Hall’s translation of Beowulf.  Several months ago I shared my reflections on Seamus Heaney’s and J.R.R. Tolkien’s translations of Beowulf in Beowulf: Seamus Heaney vs. J.R.R. Tolkien.  It feels appropriate to share my thoughts on Hall’s translation as well. Hall’s translation is a verse translation which, to the … Continue reading Yet Another Translation of Beowulf

A Love Story, or The Birth of My Perpetual Obsession with Language

I was but sixteen when I stepped into a virtual classroom headed by a tutor with more enthusiasm and vigor than my primarily-introverted self thought possible.  I had been given a book in a language I knew not and a language which, had I paused to consider, would not have been my first choice to … Continue reading A Love Story, or The Birth of My Perpetual Obsession with Language