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  • Lisa Deutsch Harrigan
    Feb 28, 2000
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      This comes from one of my mundane news lists. First, they
      mentioned it! Second, they have some excerpts if you want to go
      look.

      Mythically yours,
      Lisa

      *** New 'Beowulf' edition released

      NEW YORK (AP) - In the United States it's been one of those books
      you
      had to read for English lit. But in Britain it's hotter than
      Harry
      Potter. It's topped the best-seller list and won the high-profile

      Whitbread Prize, beating out J.K. Rowling herself. So will U.S.
      readers catch "Beowulf" fever? This week, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
      is
      releasing a new edition of the epic Anglo-Saxon poem, written
      more
      than a thousand years ago. Translated by Nobel Prize-winning poet

      Seamus Heaney, "Beowulf" has sold more than 50,000 copies in
      Britain
      and already has reached the Top 20 on Amazon.com, virtually
      unheard
      of for a work of poetry. See
      http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2564571433-58c
      ***
      Excerpts from new 'Beowulf' edition, see
      http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2564571434-e7d
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