Thursday, December 15, 2011

Scouring Books: Grendel

by John Gardner

originally published in 1971

Based on the famous epic Beowulf, a story that can't fail to make some kind of impression on every student who reads it, this is one of those from-the-other-perspective tales that seeks to humanize an otherwise demonized individual. Gregory Maguire famously did the same thing with Wicked.

Bookshelf status: unread

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