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Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney

This is gold.
Within the first minutes you will hear wisdoms that elude the common man.
One of the primary epics.

Things to listen for: the alliteration, especially head rhymes.
The kenning, a two-word metaphor, such as “swan’s road” for the sea, specifically, a voyage.

Movie scenes in Old English

Those crazy college kids are at it again!

Your Brain on Fiction

Your Brain on Fiction

Neuroscience and the reading of fiction.

Worth a look, even at this early in the game

Eleven Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Slide 67.

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The stories we tell ourselves

Shekar Kapur is an Indian director who depicted the story of the quintessentially British Queen Elizabeth.