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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 182.
Published: 01 June 1954
... The Digressions in “Beowulf.” By ADRIENBON JOUR. Oxford : Basil Blackwell, Medium Evum Monographs V, 1950. Pp. mi + 80. 7s. 6d. The Audience of “Beowulf.” By DOROTHYWHITELOCK. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1951. Pp. vi + 1.11. 10s. 6d.; $2.50. Dr. Bonjour’s detailed study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 March 1979
... the poet’s relation to the past much more dismissive in tone than Tol- kien would have liked. See, for example, H. L. Rogers, “Beowulfs Three Great Fights,” RES, 6 (1955), 339-55.Rogers would have the poet survey the vanity of all earthly things from the perspective of eternity. Recent variations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 412–415.
Published: 01 December 1979
...Martin Stevens W. F. Bolton. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1978. xii + 200 pp. $13.00. Copyright © 1979 by Duke University Press 1979 REVIEWS Alcuin and “Beowulf’: An Eighth-Century View. By W. F. BOLTON.New Bruns- wick, N.J.: Rutgers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 129–159.
Published: 01 June 1999
...Josephine Bloomfield Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Benevolent Authoritarianism in Klaeber’s Beowulf: An Editorial Translation of Kingship Josephine Bloomfield Much of our understanding of Anglo-Saxon culture, even our...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 428–431.
Published: 01 December 1975
... statement that Hrothgar has trust in God’s justice and control, a trust that “brings Beowulf’ (p. 66). This idea is ii key one for his interpretation, since he repeats it on pages 64, 71, 72, 75, and 100. Hut where in the poem does he find this con- cept? ‘I‘he only “evidence” he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 219–238.
Published: 01 September 1978
...MARTIN STEVENS Copyright © 1978 by Duke University Press 1978 THE STRUCTURE OF BEOWULF FROM GOLD-HOARD TO WORD-HOARD By MARTINS~EVENS Few scholars today would take issue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 49–55.
Published: 01 March 1943
...Henry Bosley Woolf Copyright © 1943 by Duke University Press 1943 SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT IN BEOWULF By HENRYBOSLEY WOOLF In the introduction to his edition of Beowlf Klaeber notes that our greatest Old English poem shows occasional “lack of concord...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 339–343.
Published: 01 December 1959
... and settle the dust. But both have raised issues which require examin- ation; for unless they are clarified, another exchange of notes may not give light, no matter how much heat they may produce. And future debates need a common ground if they are to advance our knowledge of the Beowulf text...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1967
...Charles Moorman Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 THE ESSENTIAL PAGANISM OF BEOWULF By CHARLESMOORMAN One has only to glance at the criticism devoted to Beowulf in the last sixty years to see how firmly entrenched the so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 378–379.
Published: 01 September 1967
...Robert P. Creed Kenneth Sisam. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1965. 88 pp. $2.90; 18s. Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 REVIEWS The Structure of “Beowulf.” By KENNETHSISAM. Oxford: At the Claren- don Press, 1965. 88 pp. $2.90; 18s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 259–262.
Published: 01 September 1968
...Joseph F. Tuso Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 BEOWULF 461B AND THORPE’S WARA By JOSEPH F. Tuso One of the most perplexing editorial problems in Beowulf is found in lines 459-62: Gesloh pin fzder...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 March 1941
... a translation of the elegiac passage near the end of the Beowulf (lines 2231-2270). And now Professor Kennedy has undertaken a rendering of the whole of the majestic poem. I use the term “majestic” advisedly; repeated reading has long since brought home to me what a glorious thing it is, and I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 229–232.
Published: 01 September 1962
...Jane Acomb Leake Copyright © 1962 by Duke University Press 1962 MIDDLE ENGLISH GLOSSES IN THE BEOWULF-CODEX By JANE ACOMBLEAKE Despite Kenneth Sisam’s proof that Beowutf is part of a codex in- cluding four other pieces and that the whole was compiled about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 1949
...Henry Bosley Woolf Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 UNFERTH By HENRYBOSLEY WOOLF In a thoughtful article entitled “Beowulf and the Classical Epic,” James R. Hulbert, remarking on the pettiness and triviality of the action...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 1940
...Kemp Malone Copyright © 1940 by Duke University Press 1940 ECGTHEOW By KEMPMALONE Four passages in Beowlf give us information about Ecgtheow. When the shore guard of the Danes challenges Beowulf and his men at the time...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 298–299.
Published: 01 December 1955
... multiplied by three or four. Stod on stapole still means “stood in the hall,” but part of the staple was above. Latin glosses do not specially support this conclusion.e But Beowulf itself (2718) explains stapol. Wiglaf put Beowulf on a seat by the dragon’s cairn. From there Beowulf could see how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 1984
...., and London: Harvard University Press, 1983. vi + 310 pp. $27.50. Tolkien’s famous essay on Beowulf( 1936) has dominated modern criticism of this great Anglo-Saxon work, and from Tolkien have come-at some remove- those interpretations that see the poem as a Christian tragedy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 426–428.
Published: 01 December 1975
... and Christian elegies (specifically, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Husband’s Mes- sage) to “circular” in Beowulf, Elene, and the three-part Christ, the last of which he sees as unified in intention even though its three parts may stand alone. The analysis of Genesis A in chapter 2, with its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 291–298.
Published: 01 December 1955
... is to suggest an explanation of on stapole which enables Hropgar to be indoors. Prepositions, as well as sequences of action, put the arm in the hall. Beowulf (403-404) went in under Heorotes hrof . . . jaet he on heorpe gestod when he first talked to Hrobgar. He fought Grendel inside the hall...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 June 2019
... up a text that develops the story of Beowulf . . . puts it in final-form verse narrative beyond any improvisation it may have begun with—a text to read and hear again, without change.” The text, carefully written (and corrected) on parchment, does not change. Trouble is, readers...