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What Do I Read Next?

Beowulf's is the oldest epic narrative in any modern European language. As the major inspiration for Gardner's Grendel, It will be of great interest to any reader who enjoyed Gardner's version. One of several good translations is that by Charles W. Kennedy (Oxford University Press, 1940). It also contains a helpful introduction with sections on historical background, the history of the manuscript itself, and the influence of the classical epic and various folk sources.

Gardner's best-known nonfiction work, On Moral Fiction (1978), is concerned With the purpose and craft of fiction and is basically a statement of Gardner's philosophy. Passionate, blunt in tone, and sometimes contradictory, it found favor with those who agreed with the author about the essential humanity of great literature. Nevertheless, Gardner riled some critics who felt that his judgments on some of his fellow contemporary novelists were too harsh.

Gardner's The Sunlight Dialogues...

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