WorldCat Identities

Cynewulf

Overview
Works: 219 works in 774 publications in 7 languages and 10,582 library holdings
Genres: Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Folklore  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Attributed name, Dubious author, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PR1647.A3, 829.4
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Cynewulf's Elene by Cynewulf ( Book )
105 editions published between 1877 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Cynewulf by Cynewulf ( Book )
18 editions published between 1910 and 1949 in English and English, Old and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elene; an old English poem by Cynewulf ( Book )
29 editions published between 1889 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elene by Cynewulf ( Book )
22 editions published between 1840 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juliana by Juliana ( Book )
23 editions published between 1904 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Christ of Cynewulf; a poem in three parts: The advent, the ascension, and the last judgment by Cynewulf ( Book )
41 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and English, Old and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juliana by Juliana ( Book )
4 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andreas and the fates of the apostles; two Anglo-Saxon narrative poems by George Philip Krapp ( Book )
12 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and English, Old and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andreas and The fates of the Apostles is often ascribed to Cynewulf
Cynewulf's Christ, an eighth century English epic by Cynewulf ( Book )
12 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old English Physiologus: by Albert S Cook ( Book )
12 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Elene of Cynewulf by Cynewulf ( Book )
16 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dream of the rood : an old English poem attributed to Cynewulf by Albert S Cook ( Book )
3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cynewulf's "Juliana" by Cynewulf ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old English poems of Cynewulf by Cynewulf ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and English, Old and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old English poems attributed to Cynewulf, who flourished some time between the eighth and tenth centuries, are unusual because most vernacular poems in this period are anonymous. Other than the name, we have no biographical details of Cynewulf, not even the most basic facts of where or when he lived. Yet the poems themselves attest to a powerfully inventive imagination, deeply learned in Christian doctrine and traditional verse-craft. Runic letters spelling out the name Cynewulf appear in four poems: Christ II (or The Ascension), Juliana, The Fates of the Apostles, and Elene. To these a fifth can be added, Guthlac B, because of similarities in style and vocabulary, but any signature (if one ever existed) has been lost because its ending lines are missing. What characterizes Cynewulf's poetry? He reveals an expert control of structure as shown from the changes he makes to his Latin sources. He has a flair for extended similes and dramatic dialogue. In Christ II, for example, the major events in Christ's life are portrayed as vigorous leaps. In Juliana the force of the saint's rhetoric utterly confounds a demon sent to torment her. - Publisher
Elene; Judith; Athelstan, or, The fight at Brunanburh; and Byrhtnoth, or The fight at Maldon: Anglo-Saxon poems by James M Garnett ( Book )
7 editions published between 1889 and 1911 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andreas: the Legend of St. Andrew ( Book )
2 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andreas und Elene by Jacob Grimm ( Book )
3 editions published in 1840 in English, Old and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Legend of St. Juliana, translated from the Latin of the Acta sanctorum and the Anglo-Saxon of Cynewulf by Charles W Kennedy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die altenglische dichtung 'Phœnix' by Otto Schlotterose ( Book )
3 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by Cynewulf ( Book )
5 editions published between 1910 and 1949 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cenevulfus 075.?-08..?
Coenevulfus 075?-08..?
Cynevulfus
Cynevulfus 075.?-08..?
Cynevulfus ca. 8./9. Jh.
Cynwulf.
Cynwulf 075.?-08..?
Cynwulf f. sec. VIII/IX
Kynewulf.
Kynewulf 075.?-08..?
Kynewulf ca. 8./9. Jh.
Kynewulf f. sec. VIII/IX
Languages
English (315)
German (65)
English, Old (40)
French (7)
Swedish (1)
Italian (1)
Latin (1)
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