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A Beowulf handbook

Author: Robert E Bjork; John D Niles
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1997, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most revered work composed in Old English, Beowulf is a landmark of European literature. The book has been written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience, from non-specialists who wish  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Bjork; John D Niles
ISBN: 0859895432 9780859895439
OCLC Number: 36990784
Description: 466 pages, [13] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface1. Introduction: On "Beowulf", Truth and Interpretation - John D. Niles2. Date, Provenance, Author, Audiences - Robert E. Bjork and Anita Obermeier;3. Textual Criticism - R. D. Fulk4. The Prosody Of "Beowulf" - Robert P. Stockwell;5. Diction, Variation, The Formula - Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe6. Rhetoric and Style - Ursula Schaefer;7. Sources and Analogues - Theodore M. Andersson8. Structure and Unity - Thomas A. Shippey9. Christian and Pagan Elements - Edward B. Irving10. Digressions and Episodes - Robert E. Bjork11. Myth and History - John D. Niles12. Symbolism and Allegory - Alvin A. Lee;13. The Social Milieu - John M. Hil14. Gender Roles - Alexandra Hennessey Olsen15. The Hero and the Theme - George Clark;16. "Beowulf" and Contemporary Critical Theory - Seth Lerer;17. "Beowulf" and Archaeology - Catherine M. Hills18. Translations, Versions, Illustrations - Marijane OsbornList of AbbreviationsWorks Cited
Responsibility: edited by Robert E. Bjork and John D. Niles.

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This valuable compendium covers the main areas of scholarly inquiry into the poem in eighteen short chapters, followed by lengthy bibliographies and an index. Each chapter is prefaced by a summary of Read more...

 
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