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'Beowulf On The Beach' Begs A Second Reading

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'Beowulf On The Beach' Begs A Second Reading

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'Beowulf On The Beach' Begs A Second Reading

'Beowulf On The Beach' Begs A Second Reading

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Classic novels like Great Expectations and Anna Karenina may have seemed boring when they were taught in school. But a new book says these classics actually provide plenty of reading pleasure for the adults that revisit them.

Host Liane Hansen speaks with writer Jack Murnighan about his book, Beowulf on the Beach.

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Beowulf on the Beach

What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits

by Jack Murnighan

Paperback, 374 pages |

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Beowulf on the Beach
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What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
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