Finn and Hengest: the fragment and the episode

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Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
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Analyzes the depictions of the fifth century legendary heroes, Hengest and Finn, in the Anglo-Saxon poems, Beowulf and The fight at Finnesburg

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User Review  - Michael Joosten - Goodreads

Finn and Hengest is a collation of Tolkien's lecture notes: it is dense at times, fully of arcane knowledge, and somewhat fragmentary by nature (though Bliss manages to combat at least this last point ... Read full review

Review: Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode

User Review  - Tommy Grooms - Goodreads

There are things in this book that WILL fly over your head, unless you happen to be some sort of scholar in Old English. It is also very much a scholarly essay, not a narrative, and will reference ... Read full review


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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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