Beowulf

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

Author: Albert W. Haley

Publisher: Branden Publishing Company

ISBN: 0828317135

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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

Beowulf

Author: Leo M. Carruthers

Publisher: Didier-Erudition

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021689356

Category: Beowulf

Page: 96

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Beowulf

The finest literary work passed down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf celebrates the existence of heroism in a dark world of feuds, violence, and uncertainty.

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199555291

Category: Poetry

Page: 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

Author: Thomas Arnold

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005475871

Category:

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Beowulf

Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need.

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840226145

Category: Beowulf

Page: 204

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Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hellish Grendel, then struggles with Grendel's no less fearsome mother in her hall beneath the cold waters of the mere. More than fifty years later, he must face his final challenge in the shape of a huge dragon.

Beowulf

By John Josias Conybeare , London , 1826 , pp . 82 - 155 . Gt ] Beowulfes Beorh ,
ved Nik . Fred . Sev . Grundtvig . Copenhagen , London , and Leipzig , 1861 .
Holder ] Beowulf herausgegeben von Alfred Holder . I . Zweite Auflage . Freiburg
i .

Author: Julius Zupitza

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044105387815

Category: Dragons

Page: 145

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Beowulf

This is the approach that poet Thomas Meyer takes; as he writes, [I]nstead of the text's orality, perhaps perversely I went for the visual. Deciding to use page layout (recto/ verso) as a unit.

Author: Thomas Meyer

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 9780615612652

Category: American poetry

Page: 297

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A stunning experimental translation of the Old English poem "Beowulf," over 30 decades old and woefully neglected, by the contemporary poet Thomas Meyer, who studied with Robert Kelly at Bard, and emerged from the niche of poets who had been impacted by the brief moment of cross-pollination between U.K. and U.S. experimental poetry in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a movement inspired by Ezra Pound, fueled by interactions among figures like Ed Dorn, J.H. Prynne, and Basil Bunting, and quickly overshadowed by the burgeoning Language Writing movement. Meyer's translation -- completed in 1972 but never before published -- is sure to stretch readers' ideas about what is possible in terms of translating Anglo-Saxon poetry, as well as provide new insights on the poem itself. According to John Ashberry, Meyer's translation of this thousand-year-old poem is a "wonder," and Michael Davidson hails it as a "major accomplishment" and a "vivid" recreation of this ancient poem's "modernity."

Beowulf

BEOWULF ' s SPEECH . 320 STRÆT wäs stân - fåh , stig wisode gumum
ätgädere . Gað - byrne scân heard hond - locen , hring - iren scîr song in
searwum , þå hie to sele furðum in hyra gryre - geatwum gangan cwômon . 325
Setton sæ ...

Author: James Albert Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010303942

Category:

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Beowulf

The legendary hero Beowulf and his battles with the monster Grendel and a fire-breathing dragon.

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Publisher: Books for Learning

ISBN: 9781921396007

Category: Beowulf

Page: 48

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The legendary hero Beowulf and his battles with the monster Grendel and a fire-breathing dragon.

Beowulf and the Celtic Tradition

The author traces and evaluates the possible influences of Celtic tradition on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.

Author: Martin Puhvel

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554587698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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The author traces and evaluates the possible influences of Celtic tradition on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. He discusses theories of the origins of the poem, draws parallels between elements in Beowulf and in Celtic literary tradition, and suggests that the central plot of the poem, the conflict with Grendel and his mother, is "fundamentally indebted to Celtic folktale elements." The study is well documented and rich in references to Celtic literature, legend, and folklore.

Beowulf An Epic Poem

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Athanasius Diedrich Wackerbarth

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0469520337

Category: History

Page: 204

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Beowulf

Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of the epic poem which relates the exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113685

Category: Beowulf

Page: 288

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Presents eleven critical essays that analyze the structure, myth, and history of the Old English epic poem depicting the heroic deeds of Beowulf, a member of a Germanic tribe who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel.

Beowulf

A modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, attempts to portray the alliteration and rhythm of the original

Author: Ruth P.M. Lehmann

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292707711

Category: Poetry

Page: 119

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A modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, attempts to portray the alliteration and rhythm of the original

Beowulf

Presents the prose translation of the Old English epic that Tolkien created as a young man, along with selections from lectures on the poem he gave later in life and a story and poetry he wrote in the style of folklore on the poem's themes.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544442788

Category: Fiction

Page: 425

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Presents the prose translation of the Old English epic that Tolkien created as a young man, along with selections from lectures on the poem he gave later in life and a story and poetry he wrote in the style of folklore on the poem's themes.

Beowulf A New Translation

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife "Brash and belligerent, lunatic and invigorating, with passages of sublime poetry punctuated by obscenities and social-media shorthand." ...

Author: Maria Dahvana Headley

Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals

ISBN: 9780374720155

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf—and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world—there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist’s eye toward gender, genre, and history—Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation.

Heroic Identity in the World of Beowulf

"Heroic Identity in the World of Beowulf" resolves this tension by emphasizing Beowulf's identity as a foreign fighter seeking glory abroad. Such men resemble "wreccan," "exiles" compelled to leave their homelands due to excessive violence.

Author: Scott Gwara

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004171701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 419

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Readers of "Beowulf" have noted inconsistencies in Beowulf's depiction, as either heroic or reckless. "Heroic Identity in the World of Beowulf" resolves this tension by emphasizing Beowulf's identity as a foreign fighter seeking glory abroad. Such men resemble "wreccan," "exiles" compelled to leave their homelands due to excessive violence. Beowulf may be potentially arrogant, therefore, but he learns prudence. This native wisdom highlights a king's duty to his warband, in expectation of Beowulf's future rule. The dragon fight later raises the same question of incompatible identities, hero versus king. In frequent reference to Greek epic and Icelandic saga, this revisionist approach to "Beowulf" offers new interpretations of flyting rhetoric, the custom of "men dying with their lord," and the poem's digressions.

The Art of Beowulf

terrible power of Beowulf's antagonist , the immutable decree of Fate , and
Beowulf's heroic fortitude in a combat which no man could hope to survive . Since
God had permitted the overthrow of the Geatish nation , God was not disposed to
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Author: Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520015126

Category: Beowulf

Page: 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.