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An Electrifying Beowulf

Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley is a thrilling rendition of the centuries-old poem. (Bookshop|Amazon) Headley translates the poem using modern vocabulary and even internet slang, with results that are, as one reviewer put it...

Going to Buxtehude

Here's another newsletter from A Way with Words. On this past weekend's show we mused over the idea of reading books on electronic devices, talked about "tow-headed," and got to the German origins of "going to Buxtehude...

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