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Beowulf

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Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571250726
Size: 69.32 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : un
Pages : 256
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Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature. In his new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work which is both true, line by line, to the original poem, and an expression, in its language and music, of something fundamental to his own creative gift. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed, in that exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels between this story and the history of the twentieth century, nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

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Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763672973
Size: 21.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 160
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A retelling of Britain's oldest epic vividly brings to life a Scandinavian warrior named Beowulf who, after defeating two great evils, meets his match in the death-dragon of the deep, Grendel.

The Story Of Beowulf

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Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486454495
Size: 37.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 64
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Marshall masterfully retells the earliest poem in the Anglo-Saxon language in simple prose, creating a rousing adventure about a monster-slaying hero that is suitable for readers ages 8 and older.

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Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775411486
Size: 71.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : un
Pages : 134
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Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother and an unnamed dragon. The epic was recently released as a blockbuster film starring Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie.

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Author: Roy Liuzza
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551111896
Size: 36.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers 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. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.

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Author: Charles William Kennedy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780195024357
Size: 13.92 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 121
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A lengthy introduction discussing historical background accompanies the poem about the monster slayer Beowulf

Interpretations Of Beowulf

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Author: Robert Dennis Fulk
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253206398
Size: 49.96 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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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.

The Art Of Beowulf

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Author: Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520015128
Size: 37.34 MB
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Category : Beowulf
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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During the twenty years that have passed since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous lecture, "Beowulf, the Monsters and the Critics," interest in Beowulf as a work of art has increased gratifyingly, and many fine papers have made distinguished contributions to our understanding of the poem as poetry and as heroic narrative. Much more, however, remains to be done. We have still no systematic and sensitive appraisal of the poem later than Walter Morris Hart's Ballad and Epic, no thorough examination of the poet's gifts and powers, of the effects for which he strove and the means he used to achieve them. More than enough remains to occupy a generation of scholars. It is my hope that this book may serve as a kind of prolegomenon to such study. It makes no claim to completeness or finality; it contributes only the convictions and impressions which have been borne in upon me in the course of forty years of study of the poem. - Preface.

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Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019955529X
Size: 38.64 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : un
Pages : 176
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Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus.

Beowulf An Anglo Saxon Epic Poem

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Author: Anonymous
Publisher: D.C. HEATH & CO.
ISBN:
Size: 31.39 MB
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Category : Dragons
Languages : un
Pages : 358
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Beowulf : An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem This book include BEOWULF’S History and criticism. And John Lesslie Hall’s biography and his works. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, or Scyldings, builds a great mead-hall, or palace, in which he hopes to feast his liegemen and to give them presents. The joy of king and retainers is, however, of short duration. Grendel, the monster, is seized with hateful jealousy. He cannot brook the sounds of joyance that reach him down in his fen-dwelling near the hall. Oft and anon he goes to the joyous building, bent on direful mischief. Thane after thane is ruthlessly carried off and devoured, while no one is found strong enough and bold enough to cope with the monster. For twelve years he persecutes Hrothgar and his vassals. Over sea, a day’s voyage off, Beowulf, of the Geats, nephew of Higelac, king of the Geats, hears of Grendel’s doings and of Hrothgar’s misery. He resolves to crush the fell monster and relieve the aged king. With fourteen chosen companions, he sets sail for Dane-land. Reaching that country, he soon persuades Hrothgar of his ability to help him. The hours that elapse before night are spent in beer-drinking and conversation. When Hrothgar’s bedtime comes he leaves the hall in charge of Beowulf, telling him that never before has he given to another the absolute wardship of his palace. All retire to rest, Beowulf, as it were, sleeping upon his arms. Grendel comes, the great march-stepper, bearing God’s anger. He seizes and kills one of the sleeping warriors. Then he advances towards Beowulf. A fierce and desperate hand-to-hand struggle ensues. No arms are used, both combatants trusting to strength and hand-grip. Beowulf tears Grendel’s shoulder from its socket, and the monster retreats to his den, howling and yelling with agony and fury. The wound is fatal. The next morning, at early dawn, warriors in numbers flock to the hall Heorot, to hear the news. Joy is boundless. Glee runs high. Hrothgar and his retainers are lavish of gratitude and of gifts. Grendel’s mother, however, comes the next night to avenge his death. She is furious and raging. While Beowulf is sleeping in a room somewhat apart from the quarters of the other warriors, she seizes one of Hrothgar’s favorite counsellors, and carries him off and devours him. Beowulf is called. Determined to leave Heorot entirely purified, he arms himself, and goes down to look for the female monster. After traveling through the waters many hours, he meets her near the sea-bottom. She drags him to her den. There he sees Grendel lying dead. After a desperate and almost fatal struggle with the woman, he slays her, and swims upward in triumph, taking with him Grendel’s head. Joy is renewed at Heorot. Congratulations crowd upon the victor. Hrothgar literally pours treasures into the lap of Beowulf; and it is agreed among the vassals of the king that Beowulf will be their next liegelord. Beowulf leaves Dane-land. Hrothgar weeps and laments at his departure. When the hero arrives in his own land, Higelac treats him as a distinguished guest. He is the hero of the hour. Beowulf subsequently becomes king of his own people, the Geats. After he has been ruling for fifty years, his own neighborhood is wofully harried by a fire-spewing dragon. Beowulf determines to kill him. In the ensuing struggle both Beowulf and the dragon are slain. The grief of the Geats is inexpressible. They determine, however, to leave nothing undone to honor the memory of their lord. A great funeral-pyre is built, and his body is burnt. Then a memorial-barrow is made, visible from a great distance, that sailors afar may be constantly reminded of the prowess of the national hero of Geatland. The poem closes with a glowing tribute to his bravery, his gentleness, his goodness of heart, and his generosity.

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Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438114419
Size: 29.25 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Beowulf
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of the epic poem involving the legendary hero Beowulf and his battle with the creature Grendel.

A Beowulf Handbook

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Author: Robert E. Bjork
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803212374
Size: 28.63 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 466
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The most revered work composed in Old English, Beowulf is one of the landmarks of European literature. This handbook supplies a wealth of insights into all major aspects of this wondrous poem and its scholarly tradition. Each chapter provides a history of the scholarly interest in a particular topic, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done. Written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience, A Beowulf Handbook will be of value to nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf and to scholars at work on their own research. In its clear and comprehensive treatment of the poem and its scholarship, this book will prove an indispensable guide to readers and specialists for many years to come.

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