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message 1: by Rob (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:36PM) (new)

Rob McMonigal | 12 comments Is there a reason why all the Beowulf translations aren't combined together? The impression that I got was that anything that was the same work in different translations was to be combined.

Just curious if there was a specific reason.

message 2: by rivka, Former Librarian Moderator (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:36PM) (new)

rivka | 45207 comments Mod
The ones listed with the author Anonymous (busy fellow he was) are all combined. (Whether they were 4 hours ago when you posted I don't know.) The ones with the translator listed as author (such as the Seamus Heaney translation) cannot be merged, because it is only possible to merge books by a single author. (Currently, anyway.)

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