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On Translating Beowulf

The name Beowulf refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Beowulf (disambiguation).

On Translating Beowulf is the title of J.R.R. Tolkien's essay published in 1940 as "Prefatory Remarks on Prose Translation of Beowulf," an introduction to Beowulf and the Finnsburg Fragment by John R. Clark Hall. In 1983, it was reprinted in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays.