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Cynewulf

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Works: 241 works in 749 publications in 5 languages and 10,535 library holdings
Genres: Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Folklore 
Roles: Attributed name, Dubious author, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PR1664, 829.4
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Publications about Cynewulf
Publications by Cynewulf
Publications by Cynewulf, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Cynewulf
 
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Most widely held works by Cynewulf
Juliana by Juliana( Book )
25 editions published between 1904 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 721 libraries worldwide
The poems of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )
19 editions published between 1910 and 1949 in English and English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Cynewulf's Elene by Cynewulf( Book )
25 editions published between 1958 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Elene; an old English poem by Cynewulf( Book )
26 editions published between 1889 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The Christ of Cynewulf; a poem in three parts: The advent, The ascension, and The last judgment by Cynewulf( Book )
40 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Elene by Cynewulf( Book )
11 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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 [ca. 450-1100] and held by 294 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 )
10 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
The Old English Physiologus: by PHYSIOLOGUS( Book )
11 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Cynewulfs Elene (Kreuzauffindung) : mit Einleitung, Glossar, Anmerkungen und der lateinischen Quelle by Cynewulf( Book )
29 editions published between 1905 and 1936 in 3 languages and held by 206 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 188 libraries worldwide
The Elene of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )
14 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
The Old English poems of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and held by 146 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
Cynewulf's "Juliana" by Cynewulf( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
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 117 libraries worldwide
Cynewulfs Elene : mit einem Glossar by Cynewulf( Book )
13 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in German and English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Andreas und Elene by Jacob Grimm( Book )
3 editions published in 1840 in English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and German and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Andreas: the Legend of St. Andrew ( Book )
2 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 97 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 67 libraries worldwide
Elene by Cynewulf( Computer File )
9 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in German and English, Old [ca. 450-1100] and held by 61 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
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