Re: [mythsoc] [Fwd: Tolkien Question]
- Earlier today I wrote, in reply to Ted Sherman's query:
>Tolkien did work on his own Modern English version of _Beowulf_, andSorry, my memory failed on two points, but my wife corrected me when I went
>there's relevant manuscript material in the Bodleian Library. However this
>in the restricted section of the Tolkien papers which needs Tolkien Estate
>as well as Bodleian approval for use. At least one scholar has made use of
>it, and I understand has permission to pursue the subject further.
home for lunch. Tolkien's _Beowulf_ translation is in the unrestricted, not
the restricted, portion of the Bodleian papers -- meaning that anyone who
meets the Bodleian's entry requirements can ask (preferably in advance) to
see it -- and the scholar I was thinking of is working on Tolkien's British
Academy lecture on _Beowulf_ ("Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics"), not
on his translation of the poem.
Happy Holidays, everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...>
> Earlier today I wrote, in reply to Ted Sherman's query:
> Sorry, my memory failed on two points, but my wife corrected me when I
> home for lunch.
Aren't wives wonderful? Everyone should have one.