New PDF release: A Companion to Beowulf

By Ruth A Johnston

Perhaps crucial paintings written in previous English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very assorted from ours, and but its tale of conflict, violence, and heroism continues to be suitable to fashionable readers. available to highschool scholars, common readers, and undergraduates, this significant other overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters evaluation the plot of Beowulf, whereas later chapters speak about its kind and language, its cultural and ancient contexts, and its afterlife in modern renowned culture.

The first a part of the e-book presents details of curiosity to a variety of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really good subject matters. therefore the preliminary chapters overview the advantages of other translations and provide an in depth plot precis, whereas later chapters talk about the poem's language and elegance, its therapy of faith, its relation to Anglo-Saxon tradition, and its legacy in pop culture. one of many maximum Beowulf students used to be J.R.R. Tolkien, and the e-book offers distinct consciousness to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers will locate this publication a important consultant to 1 of the main not easy but enduring works of English literature.

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