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A critical companion to Beowulf

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Published by D.S. Brewer in Rochester, NY .
Written in English

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    • Beowulf -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
    • Epic poetry, English (Old) -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
    • Oral-formulaic analysis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
    • Monsters in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
    • Dragons in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
    • Heroes in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
    • Scandinavia -- In literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-369) and indexes.

      StatementAndy Orchard.
      GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR1585 .O73 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 396 p. ;
      Number of Pages396
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3554311M
      ISBN 100859917665
      LC Control Number2002008049


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poem, such as provenance, structure, theme etc., as well as advancing new ideas in a number of areas]. In A Critical Companion to Beowulf, Andy Orchard, lists 33 “representative” translations.

The epic poem has been translated into at least 23 languages. With all these people working on one poem, it can be hard to nail down one particular author of a tale retold for so many years.

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Other readers will always be interested in your. In A Critical Companion to Beowulf, Andy Orchard, lists 33 “representative” translations. The epic poem has been translated into at least 23 languages.

With all these people working on one poem, it can be hard to nail down one particular author of a tale retold for so many years. But, it’s still a wondrous story and brilliantly done. This book introduces students to the literature of Anglo-Saxon England, the period from –, in a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays.

The Companion is aimed at students encountering Old English literature for the first time, who require clear guidance and orientation in an unfamiliar field.

Beowulf is the best known and most closely studied literary work surviving from Anglo-Saxon England, and the modern reader is faced with a bewildering number and variety of interpretations about such basic matters as the date, provenance, and significance of the poem.A Critical Companion to Beowulf addresses these and other issues, reviewing and synthesising Author: Andy Orchard.

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'A Critical Companion to Beowulf' addresses these and other issues, reviewing and synthesising previous scholarship, as well as offering fresh perspectives.

After an initial introduction to the poem, attention is focused on such matters as the manuscript context and approaches to dating the poem, before a lengthy discussion of the particular.

The first part of this book provides information of interest to a wide range of readers, while the second covers more specialized topics.

Thus the initial chapters review the merits of different translations and offer a detailed plot summary, while later chapters discuss the poem's language and style, its treatment of religion, its relation to Anglo-Saxon culture, and its legacy in popular. 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/5(15). Etymology and origins of the character. A number of origins have been proposed for the name Beowulf.

Beowulf. Henry Sweet, a philologist and early linguist specializing in Germanic languages, proposed that the name Bēowulf literally means in Old English "bee-wolf" or "bee-hunter" and that it is a kenning for "bear". This etymology is mirrored in recorded instances of Family: Ecgtheow (father), Hygelac (uncle, fl.

The present work is a modest effort to reproduce approximately, in modern measures, the venerable epic, Beowulf. Approximately, I repeat; for a very close reproduction of Anglo-Saxon verse would, to a large extent, be prose to a modern ear.

The Heyne-Socin text and glossary have been closely followed. Occasionally a deviation has been made, but always for what. Full text of "Old English Language Learning Pack" See other formats.

A Critical Companion to Beowulf and Old English Literature,Exhaustively researched, authoritatively overviewed, and intellectually rewarding, this book is the end result of my extensive researches carried out on and into the lone survivor of a genre of Old English long epics, Beowulf—a painstakingly laborious, yet pleasurable task through the journey of which I Author: Amirhossein Nemati.

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"A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature is an impressive anthology of erudite essays written by scholars around the world on the topic of Anglo-Saxon literature, particularly that of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Prose, poetry, religious, and secular literature are all discussed at length in this college-level analysis and.

All the different areas of Beowulf study, past and present, are already thoroughly discussed in the now indispensable A Beowulf Handbook, eds. Bjork and Niles (to ), and Andy Orchard's A Critical Companion to "Beowulf" (to ), both of which contain exhaustive bibliographies.

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