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  • ISBN 0820423343
  • ISBN13 978-0820423340
  • Language English
  • Author Edward Risden
  • Publisher Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 1, 1994)
  • Pages 165
  • Formats lrf lit doc mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1314 kb
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Over time the reputation of Beowulf as a poem continues to rise. Extant in only one manuscript, yet perhaps the most studied of English poems, it represents a remarkable text and artifact: the first European vernacular epic. And like much of the work of its age, Beowulf exhibits a strong native strain of apocalypticism, a pervasive awareness of the imminence of end-times. The chief source of its apocalyptic power, the poem's beasts, haunts the reader; one cannot depart the poem without a sense that the monsters and heroes continue their battle into the present and beyond.

Books : Beasts of Time: Apocalyptic Beowulf (Studies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society) (Hardcover).

Books : Beasts of Time: Apocalyptic Beowulf (Studies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society) (Hardcover). Literature and the Sciences of Man, Publisher. Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften.

Over time the reputation of Beowulf as a poem continues to rise. Extant in only one manuscript, yet perhaps the most studied of English poems, it represents a remarkable text and artifact: the first European vernacular epic. And like much of the work of its age, Beowulf exhibits a strong native strain of apocalypticism, a pervasive awareness of the imminence of end-times. The chief source of its apocalyptic power, the poem's beasts, haunts the reader; one cannot depart the poem without a sense that the monsters and heroes continue their battle into the present and beyond.

Beowulf probably was composed in England sometime in the eighth century ad and written down circa1000 ad by a literate scop (bard) or perhaps a Christian scribe who was possibly educated in a monastery. The poem was created in the oral-formulaic tradition (or oral poetic method), probably developing over a period of time with roots in folk tales and traditional stories until a single, very talented poet put it in something very near its current form. The poem would have been performed for audiences at court or on the road as the scop (preferred pronunciation, "shop") found audiences.

Readers of Beowulf have noted inconsistencies in Beowulf's depiction, as either heroic or reckless. Scott Gwara's book sends a gale of fresh air through the quiet consensus of Beowulf studies. 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. Its wide comparative reference and readiness to explain cultural difference, rather than explain it away, shed new light on a lost heroic age. T. A. Shippey, Saint Louis University.

Beowulf has been adapted a number of times in cinema, on the stage, and in books. 1995: Star Trek: Voyager: In the episode "Heroes and Demons", Ensign Harry Kim runs a holographic version of the Beowulf poem in which he plays the central character.

Beowulf has been adapted a number of times in cinema, on the stage, and in books Poet John Dryden's categories of translation have influenced how scholars discuss variation between translations and adaptations.

In this series of detailed studies, Andy Orchard demonstrates the changing range of. .CHAPTER I The Beowulf-Manusctipt.

In this series of detailed studies, Andy Orchard demonstrates the changing range of Anglo-Saxon attitudes towards the monstrous by reconsidering the monsters o. All or part of the so-calledLiber monstrorum de diversis generibus(‘Book of monsters of various kinds’) is extant in no fewer than five manuscripts, all dating from the ninth or tenth cenuries. That the work enjoyed a certain vogue in the period is further evident from two entries in an arguably ninth-century book-list from Bobbio which relate to manuscripts.

Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" was a 1936 lecture given by J. R. Tolkien on literary criticism on the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf. It was first published as a paper in that year in the Proceedings of the British Academy, and has since been reprinted in many collections

The style of Beowulf is affected in a very noticeable way by its heavy usage of metaphorical naming, called kenning.

The style of Beowulf is affected in a very noticeable way by its heavy usage of metaphorical naming, called kenning. Kennings are compound expressions using characteristics to name something. The kenning hronrade literally means whale-road, which translates as sea to the listener or reader.

In this respect, Book of Beasts becomes more than a luxurious souvenir of the Getty’s exhibition, or a beautiful consolation prize for those unable to attend

In this respect, Book of Beasts becomes more than a luxurious souvenir of the Getty’s exhibition, or a beautiful consolation prize for those unable to attend. It genuinely breaks new ground by engaging with the bestiary’s role in the pictorial shorthan. hat permeated the visual culture of the Middle Ages. Like the manuscripts it considers, the book is a feast for the eye and a breath-taking cache of knowledge, which offers a much-needed balance to pre-existing scholarship on the bestiary’s textual history. Sarah Peverley is professor of English at the University of Liverpool.

The Beowulf poet perhaps saw in the ancient myths which permeated his cultural traditions the basis of meaning . is curious, considering that the earliest studies of Beowulf. in the nineteenth century began with myth.

The Beowulf poet perhaps saw in the ancient myths which permeated his cultural traditions the basis of meaning of human existence. Chapter I. BEOWULF IN THE TRADITION OF MYTH AS LITERATURE.