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Beowulf

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King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: though his land prospers, his great mead-hall is plagued nightly by a horrible beast, Grendel, that pillages and kills his men. Leaving his home in Sweden, the warrior Beowulf sails to the king's aid. Beowulf and his men camp in the mead-hall to wait for Grendel. When the beast attacks, Beowulf grabs him by the claw and rips his arm off, making the beast flee in defeat. But Grendel isn't the only challenge facing Beowulf and, even in his native Sweden, adventures and dangers await. Written between the 8th and 11th centuries, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem written in Old English. This unabridged version is taken from the translation by published by John Lesslie Hall in 1892.

Beowulf

Author : Charles William Kennedy
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A lengthy introduction discussing historical background accompanies the poem about the monster slayer Beowulf

The Art of Beowulf

Author : Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
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During the twenty years that have passed since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous lecture, "Beowulf, the Monsters and the Critics," interest in Beowulf as a work of art has increased gratifyingly, and many fine papers have made distinguished contributions to our understanding of the poem as poetry and as heroic narrative. Much more, however, remains to be done. We have still no systematic and sensitive appraisal of the poem later than Walter Morris Hart's Ballad and Epic, no thorough examination of the poet's gifts and powers, of the effects for which he strove and the means he used to achieve them. More than enough remains to occupy a generation of scholars. It is my hope that this book may serve as a kind of prolegomenon to such study. It makes no claim to completeness or finality; it contributes only the convictions and impressions which have been borne in upon me in the course of forty years of study of the poem. - Preface.

A Beowulf Handbook

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The most revered work composed in Old English, Beowulf is one of the landmarks of European literature. This handbook supplies a wealth of insights into all major aspects of this wondrous poem and its scholarly tradition. Each chapter provides a history of the scholarly interest in a particular topic, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done. Written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience, A Beowulf Handbook will be of value to nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf and to scholars at work on their own research. In its clear and comprehensive treatment of the poem and its scholarship, this book will prove an indispensable guide to readers and specialists for many years to come.

Beowulf

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Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hellish Grendel, then struggles with Grendel's no less fearsome mother in her hall beneath the cold waters of the mere. More than fifty years later, he must face his final challenge in the shape of a huge dragon.

Beowulf

Author : Roy Liuzza
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The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.

Beowulf

Author : Albert W. Haley
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A version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

Beowulf and the Celtic Tradition

Author : Martin Puhvel
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The author traces and evaluates the possible influences of Celtic tradition on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. He discusses theories of the origins of the poem, draws parallels between elements in Beowulf and in Celtic literary tradition, and suggests that the central plot of the poem, the conflict with Grendel and his mother, is "fundamentally indebted to Celtic folktale elements." The study is well documented and rich in references to Celtic literature, legend, and folklore.

Beowulf

Author : Harold Bloom
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of the epic poem involving the legendary hero Beowulf and his battle with the creature Grendel.

Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux

Author : Thomas Lawrence Sterling
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Enabling technologies - An overview of cluster computing / Thomas Sterling / - Node Hardware / Thomas Sterling / - Linux / Peter H. Beckman / - Network Hardware / Thomas Sterling / - Network Software / Thomas Sterling / - Setting Up clusters : installation and configuration - How fast is my beowulf? / David Bailey / - Parallel programming / - Parallel programming with MPI / William Gropp / - Advanced topics in MPI programming / William Gropp / - Parallel programming with PVM / Al Geist / - Fault-tolerant and adaptive programs with PVM / Al Geist / - Managing clusters / - Cluster workload management / James Patton Jones / - Condor : a distributed job scheduler / - Maui scheduler : A multifunction cluster scheduler / David B. Jackson / - PBS : portable batch system / James Patton Jones / - PVFS : parallel virtual file system / Walt Ligon / - Chiba city : the Argonne scalable cluster.

The Dating of Beowulf

Author : University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies
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A seminal collection of studies on the date of Beowulf, now back in print, that overturned previous scholarship and raised much new information.

Narrative Pulse of Beowulf

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One of the most consistent critiques levelled against Beowulf is that it lacks a steady narrative advance and that its numerous digressions tend to complicate if not halt the poem's movement. As those passages often look backward or far ahead in narrative time, they seem to transform the poem into a meditative pastiche. The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf counters this assertion, examining Beowulf as a social drama with a strong, forward-moving narrative momentum. John M. Hill discerns a distinctive 'narrative pulse' arising out of the poem's many scenes of arrival and departure. He argues that such scenes, far from being fixed or 'type' scenes, are socially dramatic and a key to understanding the structural density of the poem. Bolstering his analysis with a strong understanding of the epic, Hill looks at Beowulf in relation to other stories such as The Odyssey and The Iliad, epics that, though they may appear to have a certain narrative elasticity, use scenes of arrival and departure to create a cohesive social world in which stories unfold. As a new and comprehensive study of one of the most important Old English texts, The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf sheds new light on this famous poem and the epic tradition itself.

A Critical Companion to Beowulf

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A generous, energetic, engaging work... will be important to Beowulf study for years to come. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Language Sign and Gender in Beowulf

Author : Gillian R. Overing
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Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in the process of meaning construction. Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference. Beowulf’s arcane structure describes cyclical repetitions and patterned intersections of themes which baffle a linear perspective, and suggest instead the irresolution and dynamism of the deconstructionist free play of textual elements. Chapter 1 posits the self/reader as a function of the text/language, examining the ways in which the text "speaks" the reader. Chapter 2 develops an interactive semiotic strategy in an attempt to describe an isomorphic relation between poem and reader, between text and self. Chapter 3 addresses the notions of text and self as more complex functions or formulations of desire, and thus complicates and expands the arguments of the two preceding chapters. The final chapter examines the issue of desire in the poem, and, to a lesser extent, desire in the reader (insofar as these may legitimately be viewed as distinct from each other).

A Companion to Beowulf

Author : Ruth A. Johnston
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Overviews the background, plot, themes, and language of Beowulf and discusses the poem's afterlife in contemporary popular culture.

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Beowulf

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Beowulf and the Dragon

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The analogues discussed are presented with facing translations and detailed bibliographies."--BOOK JACKET.

Beowulf

Author : Ruth P.M. Lehmann
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A modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, attempts to portray the alliteration and rhythm of the original

Beowulf

Author : James Albert Harrison
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