Beowulf

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791094327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Collects critical essays on the epic poem on topics including its structure, style, and symbolism.

Interpretations of Beowulf

A Critical Anthology

Author: Robert Dennis Fulk

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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 Epic

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791082294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 266

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In this volume, Bloom writes on the ancient works of Homer through more modern epics such as Hart Crane's The Bridge.

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

Author: Constance Hieatt

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0307434826

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mother, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic world–somber, vast, and magnificent. From the Paperback edition.

A Critical Companion to Beowulf

Author: Andy Orchard

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843840299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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A generous, energetic, engaging work... will be important to Beowulf study for years to come. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Rebirth and Renewal

Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

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Discusses the themes of rebirth and renewal throughout world literature, citing examples from Virgil, Shakespeare, Dante, Dickens, and Chaucer.

Beowulf

Revised Edition

Author: Michael Swanton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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A new version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

Dragon Slayer

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140302547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 107

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The story of Beowulf's life, his battle with the monster Grendel, and his death after a fight with a dragon.

Beowulf

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791040539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 77

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Includes information about the author of "Beowulf, " thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

Book of J

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802141910

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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A controversial national best seller upon its initial publication, The Book of J is an audacious work of literary restoration revealing one of the great narratives of all time and unveiling its mysterious author. J is the title that scholars ascribe to the nameless writer they believe is responsible for the text, written between 950 and 900 BCE, on which Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers is based. In The Book of J, accompanying David Rosenberg's translation, Harold Bloom persuasively argues that J was a woman?very likely a woman of the royal house at King Solomon's court?and a writer of the stature of Homer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. Rosenberg's translations from the Hebrew bring J's stories to life and reveal her towering originality and grasp of humanity. Bloom argues in several essays that "J" was not a religious writer but a fierce ironist. He also offers historical context, a discussion of the theory of how the different texts came together to create the Bible, and translation notes.

The Postmodern Beowulf

A Critical Casebook

Author: Eileen A. Joy,Mary K. Ramsey,Bruce D. Gilchrist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 704

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This work includes twenty-four essays including a preface, introduction, afterword, and sections containing seminal methodological pieces by such giants as Edward Said and Michel Foucault, as well as contemporary applications to Beowulf and other Old English and Germanic texts focusing on historicism, psychoanalysis, gender, textuality, and post-colonialism.

The Crucible

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604138157

Category: Salem (Mass.)

Page: 232

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Discusses the writing of The crucible by Arthur Miller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Romanticism and Consciousness

Essays in Criticism

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393099546

Category: History

Page: 405

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'Romanticism and Consciousness' is a comprehensive collection of essays on Romanticism-its intellectual and political backgrounds, its place in literary history, its continued relevance to the present age, its relation to psychoanalysis and other modern trends of thought-and on the major English Romantic poets. The topics covered include the relations between nature and consciousness, nature and revolution, and nature and literary form; the principal poets studied are Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

Anglo-Saxon England:

Author: Michael Lapidge,Malcolm Godden,Simon Keynes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521413800

Category: History

Page: 313

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This volume illustrates some of the exciting paths of enquiry in Anglo-Saxon studies.

Assays

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: N.A

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A case for irony in Beowulf, with particular reference to its epithets

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

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This book examines irony in the Old English poem Beowulf. It synthesises an argument that the poetics of Beowulf are fundamentally contrastive. Contrastiveness is a feature of expression that enables the presence of irony, although it does not guarantee it. Using a definition that emphasises contextual rather than absolute readings of irony, this study shows how irony is created in Beowulf by contrastive techniques such as the dichotomy of words and deeds, the use of juxtaposition in its development of characters, and the use of litotes. The author devotes particular attention to the epithets of Beowulf, examined as both an attributive phrase and the concomitant amplification of that phrase through its poetic context. Close readings of the poem's epithets reveal many ironies and many different types of irony. The systematic coherence of those types shows Beowulf in a new light, as a thoroughly ironic poem.

Writing the oral tradition

oral poetics and literate culture in medieval England

Author: Mark Amodio

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr

ISBN: 9780268020231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Mark Amodio's book focuses on the influence of the oral tradition on written vernacular verse produced in England from the fifth to the fifteenth century. His primary aim is to explore how a living tradition articulated only through the public, performance voices of pre-literate singers came to find expression through the pens of private, literate authors. Amodio argues that the expressive economy of oral poetics survives in written texts because, throughout the Middle Ages, literacy and orality were interdependent, not competing, cultural forces. After delving into the background of the medieval oral-literate matrix, Writing the Oral Tradition develops a model of non-performative oral poetics that is a central, perhaps defining, component of Old English vernacular verse. Following the Norman Conquest, oral poetics lost its central position and became one of many ways to articulate poetry. Contrary to many scholars, Amodio argues that oral poetics did not disappear but survived well into the post-Conquest period. It influenced the composition of Middle English verse texts produced from the twelfth to the fourteenth century because it offered poets an affectively powerful and economical way to articulate traditional meanings. Indeed, fragments of oral poetics are discoverable in contemporary prose, poetics, and film as they continue to faithfully emit their traditional meanings. Writing the Oral Tradition will appeal to specialists and students interested in medieval literature, medieval cultural studies, and oral theory.

Beowulf

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 1847776043

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Edwin Morgan's Beowulf has been a popular standard translation for half a century. His version is a vigorous, spoken English and conveys the heroism, violence and pathos of the first English epic. The poem marks a key moment in Edwin Morgan's development, as he recalls: 'This translation of Beowulf was made in the last years of the 1940s and was published in hardback by the Hand and Flower Press in 1952. In the present Carcanet edition, poem and introduction have been kept the same despite temptations to tinker here and there. The translation which was begun shortly after I came out of the army at the end of the Second World War, was in a sense my unwritten war poem, and I would not want to alter the expression I gave to its themes of conflict and danger, voyaging and displacement, loyalty and loss. Inter arma musae tacent ("In the time of conflict the Muses are silent"), but they are not sleeping.' Edwin Morgan is a major translator. In 2011 he was awarded the Weidenfeld Translation Prize for his version of Racine, Phaedra. His Carcanet titles include his Collected Translations (1996).