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The Four Funerals in Beowulf and the Structure of the Poem (edition 2009)

by Gale R. Owen-Crocker

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Title:The Four Funerals in Beowulf and the Structure of the Poem
Authors:Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Info:Manchester University Press (2009), Paperback, 274 pages
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The four funerals in Beowulf : and the structure of the poem by Gale R. Owen-Crocker

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0719081211, Paperback)

It is well known that the old English poem Beowulf begins and ends with funerals and includes the third as a digression part way through. Now, for the first time, a fourth funeral (hitherto disguised as poetic imagery) is identified from archaeological evidence. A detailed analysis of the four funerals establishes their thematic and structural importance, revealing them as pillars around which the poem is built. The poet is revealed as a literate antiquarian of considerable structural skill; one who explores feminist issues, plays with numbers and enjoys a pun; who establishes an ideal then probes its darker side.
 
The author's unique knowledge of Anglo-Saxon culture provides constant surprises and enlightenment. This book will be invaluable to all students of the poem for its fresh and detailed reading, its identification of a coherent structure and its establishment of the integrity of the surviving texts.

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