Interpretations of Beowulf

Interpretations of Beowulf

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Interpretations of Beowulf brings together over six decades of literary scholarship. Illustrating a variety of interpretative schools, the essays not only deal with most of the major issues of Beowulf criticism, including structure, style, genre, and theme, but also offer the sort of explanations of particular passages that are invaluable to a careful reading of a poem. This up-to-date collection of significant critical approaches fills a long-standing need for a companion volume for the study of the poem. Larger patterns in the history of Beowulf criticism are also traceable in the chronological order of the collection. The contributors are Theodore M. Andersson, Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, Jane Chance, Laurence N. de Looze, Margaret E. Goldsmith, Stanley B. Greenfield, Joseph Harris, Edward B. Irving, Jr., John Leyerle, Francis P. Magoun, Jr., M. B. McNamee, S. J., Bertha S. Phillpotts, John C. Pope, Richard N. Ringler, Geoffrey R. Russom, T. A. Shippey, and J. R. R. Tolkien.Jane Chancea#39;s chapter on Beowulf from her Woman as Hero in Old English Literature (1986) is typical of the ... of a classic lexicographical study, but to a much larger purpose, since Popea#39;s aim is to illuminate the much-disputed character andanbsp;...

Title:Interpretations of Beowulf
Author:Robert Dennis Fulk
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1991


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