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\'\'\'Author\'s Preface\'\'\' Other Minds co-editor Hawke Robinson details the effect that Tolkien the linguist had on literary perceptions of the Dark Age poem Beowulf.
The influence of Tolkien’s argument for its style being literature and the poem itself a work of art cannot be overestimated. Hawke fills a big gap here for readers who have so far focused solely on Middle-earth; Tolkien’s discussion of Beowulf his own thinking on ‘fairy stories’, and the poem directly inspired his own creative work. A fascinating read!