Professor Emerita Verlyn Flieger quoted in NEW YORK TIMES

May 20, 2014

Professor Emerita Verlyn Flieger was quoted in a New York Times article about publication of a translation of Beowulf by JRR Tolkien.

From the New York Times article: “Knowledge of his interest in and love for ‘Beowulf’ is essential to understanding ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ” the Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, wrote in an email. “Battles with monsters (Grendel, the dragon) are the heart of Beowulf, and reoccur in Tolkien’s work.”