A Companion to Beowulf by Ruth A. Johnston

By Ruth A. Johnston

Perhaps crucial paintings written in outdated English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very assorted from ours, and but its tale of warfare, violence, and heroism is still correct to fashionable readers. obtainable to school scholars, normal readers, and undergraduates, this spouse overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters overview the plot of Beowulf , whereas later chapters speak about its kind and language, its cultural and historic contexts, and its afterlife in modern renowned culture.

The first a part of the publication presents details of curiosity to a variety of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really good issues. hence the preliminary chapters assessment the benefits of other translations and provide a close plot precis, whereas later chapters speak about the poem's language and magnificence, its remedy of faith, its relation to Anglo-Saxon tradition, and its legacy in pop culture. one of many maximum Beowulf students used to be J.R.R. Tolkien, and the e-book supplies unique cognizance to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers will locate this publication a worthy consultant to at least one of the main tough but enduring works of English literature.

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Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery by Dick Ringler

By Dick Ringler

Dick Ringler's deceptively basic translation captures the rhythm, circulate, and tool of the unique previous English poem whereas making use of a fluid sleek English type and a comparatively spare vocabulary. His beneficiant advent, a full of life but masterly advisor to the paintings, with his translations of 3 shorter outdated English poems elucidate a huge English textual content virtually as famous for its subtlety and intricacy because it is for its monsters and heroes.

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Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2) by Steven Erikson

By Steven Erikson

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In the great dominion of 7 towns, within the Holy wasteland Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her fans arrange for the long-prophesied rebellion often called the Whirlwind. unheard of in dimension and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in a single of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever identified, shaping destinies and giving delivery to legends . . .
Set in a brilliantly learned global ravaged through darkish, uncontrollable magic, this exciting novel of warfare, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking ability, mind's eye and originality--the writer who has written the 1st nice delusion epic of the recent millennium.

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Heart of Glass by Zoey Dean

By Zoey Dean

The hot York occasions bestselling sequence concerning the scandalous lives of wealthy and recognized adolescents in Beverly Hills, California. highschool is formally over and that suggests something for the A-List: time to get together! however the social gathering is reduce brief while not likely pair Anna and Cammie locate themselves in a good extra not likely situation--caught trespassing on a celeb's seashore estate--and are compelled to don metal handcuffs in addition to their Tiffany tennis bracelets. fortunately, the ladies are spared a summer season caught in cheesy orange jumpsuits whilst their hotshot legal professional lands them a comfortable group carrier gig: aiding plan a wonderful charity model express! yet whereas it will probably look like an opulent activity, Anna and Cammie are in for a problem. Can the women deal with the strain of the vicious model international? Or will they fall to items swifter than an inexpensive Louis Vuitton knockoff?

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Pindar's Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past by Gregory Nagy

By Gregory Nagy

Nagy demanding situations the commonly held view that the advance of lyric poetry in Greece represents the increase of person innovation over collective culture. Arguing that Greek lyric represents a practice in its personal correct, Nagy exhibits how the shape of Greek epic is in reality a differentiation of kinds present in Greek lyric. all through, he steadily broadens the definition of lyric to the purpose the place it turns into the root for outlining epic, instead of the wrong way round.

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Inconsistency in Roman Epic: Studies in Catullus, Lucretius, by James J. O'Hara

By James J. O'Hara

How may still we react as readers and as critics while passages in a literary paintings contradict each other? Classicists as soon as assumed that each one inconsistencies in old texts had to be amended, defined away, or lamented. construction on contemporary paintings on either Greek and Roman authors, this ebook explores the opportunity of examining inconsistencies in Roman epic. After a bankruptcy surveying Greek historical past fabric together with Homer, tragedy, Plato and the Alexandrians, 5 chapters argue that comparative examine of the literary use of inconsistencies can make clear significant difficulties in Catullus' Peleus and Thetis, Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Lucan's Bellum Civile. now not all inconsistencies can or can be interpreted thematically, yet a number of information in those poems, and a few historic and glossy theorists, recommend that we will be able to be greater readers if we think of how inconsistencies might be functioning in Greek and Roman texts.

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Homer the Preclassic by Gregory Nagy

By Gregory Nagy

Homer the Preclassic considers the advance of the Homeric poems-in specific the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time after they have been nonetheless a part of the oral culture. Gregory Nagy strains the evolution of rival “Homers” and different types of Homeric poetry during this pretextual interval, reconstructed over a timeframe extending again from the 6th century BCE to the Bronze Age. actual of their linguistic aspect and incredible of their implications, Nagy's insights conjure the Greeks' nostalgia for the imagined “epic area” of Troy and for the resonances and distortions this mythic prior supplied to some of the Greek constituencies for whom the Homeric poems have been so imperative and definitive.

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Gryphon's Eyrie by Andre Norton, A. C. Crispin

By Andre Norton, A. C. Crispin

The urge inside him is overwhelming, and Kerovan--he of the cloven hooves and amber eyes--is pushed towards the mountains--toward the darkish. With him is going the girl Joisan, who incorporates inside of her secrets and techniques unknown to Kerovan.By calling upon the Powers inside of themselves, prepared the compelled of sunshine to struggle opposed to the strength of the darkish, they achieve their destination...only to stand That Which Runs the Ridges within the ultimate conflict. eternal Undeath--and horror for all of the world--will take them in the event that they fail.

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