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A companion to Beowulf.


A companion to Beowulf.

Staver, Ruth Johnston.

Greenwood Pr.


227 pages




A specialist in Old English language and literature, Staver offers some background and suggestions for students who are studying the Old English poem Beowulf in modern translation. She begins with a guide to choosing a translation, then discusses such aspects as the four parts of the poem, literary techniques, a timeline, language and poetry, religion, Anglo-Saxon culture, modern adaptations, and the Beowulfian world of J. R. R. Tolkien. Each chapter ends with a list of books for further study. The glossary identifies characters and explains how to pronounce their names.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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