May 2010

Epic Fail on Beowulf’s Genre

Professor Cain points out a mistake in a Grendel letter. Reader Massie wonders if 22 LR rounds are ‘cooking off.’ Reader Collins says there are better Bullseye choices than the M952.

I love getting GT each month, and the articles have helped me with a couple of purchases. However, I did want to call your attention to an error in your remarks about the 6.5 Grendel. You mention that 'Grendel is a monster that terrorizes Danes in the novel Beowulf.' Novels, as a genre, didn’t really come along until the 18th Century, hundreds of years after Beowulf was recorded in the Nowell Codex. So Beowulf isn’t a novel, it’s an Anglo-Saxon epic or heroic poem.

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