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The Beowulf Reader

Basic Readings

Edited by Peter Baker

Routledge – 2000 – 300 pages

Series: Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England

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    978-0-8153-3666-2
    April 26th 2000

Description

Gathering some of the most important studies from the past 25 years of Beowulf scholarship, The Beowulf Reader offers essential insights both to scholars in the field and to readers coming to this Old English literary masterpiece for the first time. The carefully selected essays in this volume represent the various approaches that have dominated recent Beowulf studies and illustrate the evolution of Old English literary criticism, from New Critical formalism to recent trends in critical theory and a resurgent historicism.

Author Bio

Peter Baker is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia. He is the author of the award-winning Deconstruction and the Ethical Turn (1995).

Name: The Beowulf Reader: Basic Readings (eBook)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Peter Baker. Gathering some of the most important studies from the past 25 years of Beowulf scholarship, The Beowulf Reader offers essential insights both to scholars in the field and to readers coming to this Old English literary masterpiece for the first time. The...
Categories: Literature Readers & Sourcebooks, British Literature, Literature, Old English