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Interpretations of Beowulf : a critical anthology

Author: R D Fulk
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1991] ©1991.
Series: A Midland book, MB 639
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Interpretation of Beowulf brings together more than six decades of literary scholarship. The anthology illustrates a variety of interpretative schools, and the selection of essays not only deals with most of the major issues of Beowulf criticism, including structure, style, genre, and theme, but also offers the sort of explanation of particular passages that is invaluable to a careful reading of a poem. this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Interpretations of Beowulf.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)645773464
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R D Fulk
ISBN: 0253324378 9780253324375 0253206391 9780253206398
OCLC Number: 22420987
Description: xix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wyrd and providence in Anglo-Saxon thought / Bertha S. Phillpotts --
Beowulf : the monsters and the critics / J.R.R. Tolkien --
The oral-formulaic character of Anglo-Saxon narrative poetry / Francis P. Magoun, Jr. --
Variation / Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur --
Beowulf : an allegory of salvation? / M.B. McNamee --
The Christian perspective in Beowulf / Margaret E. Goldsmith --
Geatish history : poetic art and epic quality in Beowulf / Stanley B. Greenfield --
Him sēo wēn gelēah : the design for irony in Grendel's last visit to Heorot / Richard N. Ringler --
The interlace structure of Beowulf / John Leyerle --
The text of fate / Edward B. Irving, Jr. --
The ironic background / T.A. Shippey. Artful avoidance of the useful phrase in Beowulf, The battle of Maldon, and Fates of the apostles / Geoffrey R. Russom --
Tradition and design in Beowulf / Theodore M. Andersson --
Beowulf in literary history / Joseph Harris --
Frame narratives and fictionalization : Beowulf as narrator / Laurence N. De Looze --
Grendels' mother as epic anti-type of the virgin and queen / Jane Chance --
Beowulf 505, 'gehedde', and the pretensions of Unferth / John C. Pope.
Series Title: A Midland book, MB 639
Responsibility: edited by R.D. Fulk.

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Brings together over six decades of literary scholarship. Illustrating a variety of interpretative schools, this book includes essays that deal with the major issues of Beowulf criticism, including  Read more...

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