By Joe Allard,Richard North
Beowulf & different tales was first conceived in the assumption that the examine of outdated English – and its shut cousins, outdated Icelandic and Anglo-Norman – could be a real satisfaction, overlaying a period as replete with ask yourself, creativity and magic as the other in literature. Now in an absolutely revised moment version, the gathering of essays written by means of major lecturers within the box is determined to construct upon its validated popularity because the common creation to the literatures of the time.
Beowulf & different Stories captures the fireplace and bloodlust of the nice epic, Beowulf, and the sophistication and eroticism of the Exeter Riddles. clean interpretations provide new lifestyles to the religious ecstasy of The Seafarer and to the ingenious dexterity of The Dream of the Rood, andprovide the coed and common reader with all they may have to discover and luxuriate in this complicated yet profitable box. The ebook sheds gentle, too, at the shadowy contexts of the interval, with suggestive and hugely readable essays on issues ranging from the dynamism of the Viking Age to Anglo-Saxon enter into The Lord of the Rings, from the good non secular prose works to the transition from outdated to heart English. It additionally branches out into similar traditions, with specialist introductions to the Icelandic Sagas, Viking faith and Norse Mythology. Peter S. Baker provides a great advisor to taking your first steps within the previous English language, whereas David Crystal offers a crisp linguistic review of the total period.
With a new bankruptcy by way of Mike Bintley on Anglo-Saxon archaeology and a revised bankruptcy by way of Stewart Brookes at the prose writers of the English Benedictine Reform, this up-to-date moment variation should be crucial studying for college kids of the period.
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Beowulf and Other Stories: A New Introduction to Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures by Joe Allard,Richard North