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

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Manchester University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 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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User Review  - Michael Murray - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester.

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