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"(3) If you were to read the Bible, the Met and the Iliad before starting your English degree - you'd be laughing. Everything else will slot into place while your peers struggle to make sense of it all"
"Don't bother reading Heaney's translation - you will be missing half of the magic. Listen to him read it; Beowulf is a tale that should be heard - treat yourself after learning Old English with this."
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