A critical companion to Beowulf by Andy Orchard

By Andy Orchard

Беовульф – наиболее известное и наиболее изученное литературное произведение, дошедшее от времен англосаксонской Англии, и современному читателю приходится сталкиваться с большим числом и разнообразием интерпретаций таких основных вопросов, как датировка, источник и значение поэмы. В этой книге автор разбирает все эти проблемы, учитывая и предыдущие исследования, а также предлагая новые перспективы. После начального введения в проблему, внимание уделено, в основном, таким вопросам как контекст рукописи и подход к датировке поэмы, затем следует развернутое обсуждение специфического стиля и структуры этого, одного из наиболее выдающихся произведений эпоса германских народов.. Фон поэмы рассматривается не только относительно исторического и легендарного материала, но также и в мифологическом контексте. В заключительной главе описывается диапазон критических подходов, применявшихся к поэме в прошлом, а также намечаются отправные точки для будущего изучения.Образцы сканов:

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The spirit of the sea-fishes was stirred up; there my mail-shirt, hard, hand-woven, gave me help against enemies, the braided battle-garment lay on my breast, decorated with gold. ] The conclusion of this episode is echoed a few lines later (lines 574–5a), when Beowulf describes how he despatched some other ‘water-monsters’: ‘yet it was 75 On the relationship between the Latin and the Old English texts, see Orchard, Pride and Prodigies, pp. 132–9.

68–76. See too Orchard, Pride and Prodigies, pp. 12–14; Pickles, ‘Studies in the Prose Texts of the Beowulf Manuscript’, pp. 15–33. , Three Old English Prose Texts, pp. , An Eleventh-Century Anglo-Saxon Illustrated Miscellany; Orchard, Pride and Prodigies, pp. 175–203. See too Andy Orchard, ‘Marvels of the East’, BEASE, p. 304. Rypins, ed. Three Old English Prose Texts, pp. 1–50; Orchard, Pride and Prodigies, pp. 116–39 and 204–53; See too Kathryn Powell, ‘Alexander the Great, Letter to Aristotle’, BEASE, p.

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