Interpretations of Beowulf brings together over six decades of literary scholarship.Illustrating a variety of interpretative schools, the essays not only deal with most of the majorissues of Beowulf criticism, including structure, style, genre, and theme, but also offer the sortof explanations of particular passages that are invaluable to a careful reading of a poem. Thisup-to-date collection of significant critical approaches fills a long-standing need fora companion volume for the study of the poem. Larger patterns in the history of Beowulf criticismare also traceable in the chronological order of the collection. The contributorsare Theodore M. Andersson, Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, Jane Chance, Laurence N. de Looze, Margaret E.Goldsmith, Stanley B. Greenfield, Joseph Harris, Edward B. Irving, Jr., John Leyerle, Francis P.Magoun, Jr., M. B. McNamee, S. J., Bertha S. Phillpotts, John C. Pope, Richard N. Ringler, GeoffreyR. Russom, T. A. Shippey, and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Series: A Midland Book
Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: Indiana University Press (March 22, 1991)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces