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The Song of the Cid by Anonymous
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Aug 25, 09

Read in August, 2009

This book has it all! Swords! Dancing! And beards! All tangled up in an epic "historic" poem. The Cid--a gallantly bearded knight banished by his king for crimes he did not commit--goes smiting and smashing all over Spain, killing Moors like flies and creating a kingdom of his own by the sweat of his beard. And oh what a beard it is! The Beard of The Cid manages to become arguably one of the greatest sidekicks of all time. I myself am growing my own beard in solidarity with the Beard of the Cid. And, someday I hope to clutch my beard, giving it a dramatic shake, when ere I speak. But, until then I must content myself with brushing it three times daily and allowing plenty of rest and sunshine. But someday! Oh! I shall read the whole of the Song of the Cid aloud, beard in hand, and then I shalt know happiness in full.
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Valerie What translation do you recommend?


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