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Title:
Rereading Beowulf
Author:
Irving, Edward Burroughs, 1923-
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

©1989
Physical Description:
x, 183 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1400 Lexile.
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9780812214284
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this work Edward Irving acceptsBeowulfas a most distinguished descendant of a long and skillful oral tradition. Only by understanding how rich and powerful meaning can be conveyed in an oral-derived style, he asserts, can one truly understand this poem.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 The Approach to Heorotp. 1
2 Characters and Kingsp. 36
3 Style and Story: Narrative Modesp. 80
4 The Hall as Image and Characterp. 133
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 177