Revisting Beowulf with Maria Headley
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For this episode we read both Maria Headley’s translation of the Old English epic poem "Beowulf" and “The Mere Wife,” Headley's 2015 retelling of Beowulf, which is set in present-day New York.
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- "Beowulf: a New Translation” by Maria Headley
- “The Mere Wife” by Maria Headley
- Beowulf wikipedia page
- Some of the many translations of Beowulf in the Library catalog
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