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- DescriptionOver time the reputation of Beowulf as a poem continues to rise. Extant in only one manuscript, yet perhaps the most studied of English poems, it represents a remarkable text and artifact: the first European vernacular epic. And like much of the work of its age, Beowulf exhibits a strong native strain of apocalypticism, a pervasive awareness of the imminence of end-times. The chief source of its apocalyptic power, the poem's beasts, haunts the reader; one cant depart the poem without a sense that the monsters and heroes continue their battle into the present and beyond.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Edward Risden is an assistant professor of English at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He received a Ph.D. in English from Purdue University. He has published fiction and poetry as well as articles, reviews, and essays, and is currently working on a poetic translation of Beowulf and on a study of English epic.
- Author(s)Edward L Risden
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/08/1994
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Series TitleStudies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society
- Series Part/Volume Number8
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1994
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight410 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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