Rereading Beowulf

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989 - Literary Collections - 183 pages

In this work Edward Irving accepts Beowulf as 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.

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Contents

The Approach to Heorot
1
Notes
30
Characters and Kings
36
Copyright

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