The Resource In the foreground : Beowulf, Eric Gerald Stanley

In the foreground : Beowulf, Eric Gerald Stanley

Label
In the foreground : Beowulf
Title
In the foreground
Title remainder
Beowulf
Statement of responsibility
Eric Gerald Stanley
Title variation
Beowulf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Professor E.G. Stanley is internationally famous amongst scholars of Old and Middle English for his formidable learning, incisive style and often sceptical views. The present book is an unusual, controversial and very learned attack on many past and present opinions held by scholars and critics about Old English poetry. He emphasises the limitations of our knowledge and of all readers' historical conditioning and expectations. He writes without jargon and with a crisp wit. Eric Stanley's concise survey of Beowulf scholarship and criticism is illuminating and appropriately humbling for all critics and scholars of any period; his detailed technical comments on metres and poetic diction lead to a new understanding; in particular his section on the centrality of Christian prayer, praise and thanksgiving in Old English poetry, especially Beowulf, will bring about a significant shift in the general understanding of the poem
  • To the end, Professor Stanley characteristically emphasises how vital are accuracy and doubt to scholarship and criticism. He exemplifies both in abundance in a book that can be read through and also frequently turned to as a reference book. This is a book that no scholar or critic of Old English poetry can afford to ignore
Dewey number
829/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1585
LC item number
.S7 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In the foreground : Beowulf, Eric Gerald Stanley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Contents
A. What is said of Beowulf: Beowulf in Literary History. Ch. I. The Period up to the Second World War. Ch. II. The Last Fifty Years -- B. What is known of Beowulf. Ch. III. Uncertainties of the Date and Transmission of Beowulf. Ch. IV. Some Metrical Considerations, Poetic Diction and Ornamentation. Ch. V. Prayers, Praise, and Thanksgiving in Old English Verse -- Ch. VI. Postscript -- Index I Bibliographical Index of Scholars and Critics -- Index II Literary Index of Authors and Writings -- Index III Lexical Index of Words and Phrases
Control code
000010182669
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 273 p.
Isbn
9780859913942
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93005363
Other physical details
ill.
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.b15926345
System control number
  • rmr6379172
  • (OCoLC)28375340

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