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A companion to Beowulf [electronic resource] / Ruth Johnston Staver.

By: Johnston, Ruth A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 227 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0313027293 (electronic bk.); 9780313027291 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Beowulf -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Epic poetry, English (Old) -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Scandinavia -- In literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Monsters in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Dragons in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Heroes in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Beowulf (anoniem)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to Beowulf.DDC classification: 829/.3 Other classification: 18.05 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Choosing a Translation -- The Hero Comes to Denmark -- Beowulf vs. Grendel -- Beowulf vs. Grendel's Mother -- Beowulf vs. the Dragon -- Literary Techniques -- Placing Beowulf on a Timeline -- Language and Poetry -- Religion in Beowulf -- Anglo-Saxon Culture -- Modern Adaptations of Beowulf -- The Beowulfian World of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Summary: Perhaps the most important work written in Old English, Beowulf grew out of a culture very different from ours, and yet its story of war, violence, and heroism remains relevant to modern readers. Accessible to high school students, general readers, and undergraduates, this companion overviews the poem and its legacy. The initial chapters review the plot of Beowulf, while later chapters discuss its style and language, its cultural and historical contexts, and its afterlife in contemporary popular culture.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-218) and index.

Choosing a Translation -- The Hero Comes to Denmark -- Beowulf vs. Grendel -- Beowulf vs. Grendel's Mother -- Beowulf vs. the Dragon -- Literary Techniques -- Placing Beowulf on a Timeline -- Language and Poetry -- Religion in Beowulf -- Anglo-Saxon Culture -- Modern Adaptations of Beowulf -- The Beowulfian World of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Perhaps the most important work written in Old English, Beowulf grew out of a culture very different from ours, and yet its story of war, violence, and heroism remains relevant to modern readers. Accessible to high school students, general readers, and undergraduates, this companion overviews the poem and its legacy. The initial chapters review the plot of Beowulf, while later chapters discuss its style and language, its cultural and historical contexts, and its afterlife in contemporary popular culture.

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