Sources for Further Study
Alexander, Michael. "Introduction." In Beowulf: A Verse Translation. Penguin Books, 1973. Alexander offers a detailed introduction to the poem, discussing the history of the manuscript, the epic tradition, and the characters and plot of the poem.
———. "Epic." In A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms, edited by Roger Fowler. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987, pp. 73-75. Alexander provides a short, clear introduction to the western epic with brief, well-integrated extracts from important critical texts....
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