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Literature Nerds: Fascinating information about the author of Beowulf.

Storytellers CAN | Published thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 am | 1088 Views

"The original manuscript dates back to between the eighth and early 11th centuries; a more precise date is one of the most heated academic debates about Beowulf. The second debate centers on whether Beowulfis the work of many different authors, stitched together from multiple sources, or a single person. According to Madison Krieger, a postdoc in evolutionary dynamics at Harvard University and one of the new paper's authors, the questions about Beowulf's authorship began in earnest in 1815 with the publication of the first widely available edition of the poem."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/tolkien-was-right-scholars-conclude-beowulf-likely-the-work-of-single-author/


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