The Four Funerals in Beowulf: And the Structure of the Poem

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Manchester University Press, 2000 - 264 pages
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The old English poem 'Beowulf' begins and ends with funerals and includes the third as a digression part of the way through. Now, fourth funeral - hitherto disguised as poetic imagery - is identified from archaeological evidence. A detailed analysis of th
 

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I can click several boxes for this one - but not, alas, 'Humour'; which is a shame! Great book, though. My one quibble is that he does seem to go rather over the top in his suggested echoings ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Scyld Scefings ship of death
11
the cremation of Hildeburgs kin
43
the Last Survivors lament
61
Beowulfs complex obsequies
85
Classicising the past
114
Rings and fitts
133
the inner
158
the outer
178
the funerals
202
three movements and a coda
217
Conclusions
234
Bibliography
241
Index
255
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Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester.

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