Literary Criticism


A Dual-language Edition

Author: Howell D. Chickering

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400096220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

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A bilingual edition of the Old English epic poem features the Old English and modern translation of facing pages and chronicles the exploits of the great hero Beowulf in his battles with supernatural monsters. Reprint.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195169212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2656

View: 6090

A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.

Beowulf - Second Edition

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554810647

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

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R.M. Liuzza’s translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy and beauty. The translation is accompanied in this edition by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Historical appendices include related legends, stories, and religious writings from both Christian and Anglo-Saxon traditions. These texts help readers to see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. Appendices also include a generous sample of other modern translations of Beowulf, shedding light on the process of translating the poem. This new edition features an updated introduction and an expanded section of material on Christianity and paganism.
Literary Criticism

Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination

Author: David Clark,Nicholas Perkins

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843842513

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 1174

The Anglo-Saxon world continues to be a source of fascination in modern culture. Its manifestations in a variety of media are here examined.

Beowulf in Parallel Texts

Translated with Textual and Explanatory Notes

Author: Sung-Il Lee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532610173

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 7499

This dual-language edition of Beowulf is for the general readers’ enjoyment of the poem as well as a study guide for students of English language and literature. To meet this dual purpose, the book provides the two texts running in parallel. The general readers can enjoy the poem by reading the translation; but the serious students of English can lean on the translation as a prop while studying the original text line after line. For the students of Old English, who wish to attain a thorough understanding of the original lines, the Textual and Explanatory Notes will be an indispensable apparatus: these notes discuss diverse scholarly interpretations on the problematic phrases and lines before the translator offers his own opinion.

Heidegger on Language and Death

The Intrinsic Connection in Human Existence

Author: Joachim L. Oberst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441189726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 1276

Martin Heidegger was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. His analysis of human existence proves an inexhaustible ground for thinkers of all backgrounds who seek answers for their specific questions left open or opened up by our times. This book explores the intrinsic connection between two fundamentally human traits, language and death. Heidegger addresses each of these traits in depth, without ever explicitly outlining their relationship in a separate theory. However, in a close examination of Heidegger's magnum opus, Being and Time, Joachim L. Oberst uncovers a connection in three basic steps. Ultimately the author argues that the human invention of language is motivated by the drive towards immortality - language emerges from the experience of mortality as a response to it. This is a refreshing look at one of the most challenging and influential philosophers of our times.
Literary Criticism


ein altenglisches Heldenepos

Author: Martin Lehnert

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

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Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791093016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 280

View: 1650

Presents a collection of critical essays on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, analyzing its structure, monsters, Christian and pagan elements, and ideas of myth and history.

Performing the Middle Ages from Beowulf to Othello

Author: Andrew James Johnston

Publisher: Brepols Pub


Category: History

Page: 342

View: 1213

Performing the Middle Ages from 'Beowulf' to 'Othello' traces the dialogic nature of the relationship between the Middle Ages and modernity. Arguing that modern beliefs in the alterity of the Middle Ages stem from the Middle Ages' own processes of self-representation, Johnston explores varieties of nostalgia through a wide selection of texts. This volume spans an extensive chronological period with a view to demonstrating how our notions of the medieval have been crucially informed by the past itself. The study is focused on works which stage that popular literary archetype - the nostalgic figure of the aristocratic warrior - and argues that it is this image that provides a structural model for so many modern perspectives on the Middle Ages. And yet, in the Middle Ages this model was being deconstructed as it was also being generated. By moving from the self-consciously archaic heroism of Beowulf to the scathing comment on chivalric narrative presented in Chaucer's 'Knight's Tale', Johnston's analysis offers an intriguing insight into the way medieval texts engage in a continual aesthetic and ideological critique of their own cultural moment. Using Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Alliterative Morte Arthure as examples of an incisive critique of the cult of subjectivity and of a highly self-conscious desire for tradition, Johnston extends his analysis to the early seventeenth century, and explores the ways in which Shakespeare's Othello brilliantly deconstructs the very concept of 'Renaissance Man'. With its interest in issues of subjectivity, textual performance, and the ideological self-awareness of medieval culture, Performing the Middle Ages provides a scholarly and compelling investigation into the Middle Ages' ability both to understand itself and to shape (post)modern notions of the medieval.


a new translation for oral delivery

Author: Dick Ringler

Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc


Category: Poetry

Page: 188

View: 1998

Dick Ringler's deceptively simple translation captures the rhythm, movement, and power of the original Old English poem while employing a fluid modern English style and a relatively spare vocabulary. His generous Introduction, a lively yet masterly guide to the work, along with his translations of three shorter Old English poems elucidate a major English text almost as well-known for its subtlety and intricacy as it is for its monsters and heroes.
Literary Criticism


With the Finnesburg fragment

Author: Charles Leslie Wrenn,Whitney French Bolton

Publisher: Liverpool University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 8746

This fifth, revised edition of Wrenn's Beowulf strives to retain the four distinctive features of the previous editions: textual conservatism, concise presentation, concentration on the needs of literary students, and Wrenn's superb erudition and experience. For the most part it leaves intact Wrenn's basic intentions and editorial decisions; with rare exceptions, they have been altered only because of new evidence that Wrenn could not have seen. Includes the Old English text of 'Beowulf' and the 'Finnesburg Fragment', with introduction, notes and glossary.
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The Longman anthology of British literature

Author: David Damrosch,Christopher Baswell,Kevin J. H. Dettmar,Anne Howland Schotter

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780321333919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 686

View: 823

"Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1A The Middle Ages,3/E" is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the Middle Ages. The highlight of Volume 1A is the highly praised verse translation of Beowulf by Tim Murphy. The book also includes Perspectives, Companion Readings, and "and Its Time" sections which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the Middle Ages. For those interested in British Literature of the Middle Ages.
Literary Criticism


A Student's Edition

Author: Edward L. Risden

Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

View: 7191

An accurate and readable translation of Beowulf which includes an up-to-date introduction to the poem, a list of characters, and a selected bibliography.


Author: George Quasha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760705605

Category: Beowulf

Page: 120

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Literary Criticism


Author: Sarah M. Anderson,Alan Sullivan,Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321107206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 8675

A new translation of Beowulf, by Alan Sullivan and Timothy Murphy, is enhanced by Sarah Anderson with commentary and notes that explain unfamiliar terms, assist with literary allusions, and clarify a wealth of cultural and historical references. Near at hand is a chart of family genealogies, a glossary of proper names, and maps of Anglo-Saxon England and Denmark.
Literary Criticism


Author: George Clark

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

View: 9056

Provides an analysis of the epic poem