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(Critical Survey of Contemporary Fiction)

Booklist 96 (February 15, 2000): 1073. A review of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf.

Brodeur, Arthur G. The Art of “Beowulf.” Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960. From the starting point of belief in a singular author having written Beowulf, this volume provides a structural and thematic criticism of the work. It discusses diction, unity, setting, and Christian elements. A landmark reference.

Goldsmith, Margaret E. The Mode and Meaning of “Beowulf.” London: Athlone Press, 1970. This book revises earlier discussions of Christian allegory in Beowulf. An attempt is made to prove the text to be an extended Christian allegory. A classic examination of the manuscript’s Christian hero pitted against evil.

The New York Review of Books 47 (July 20, 2000): 18. A review of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf.

The New York Times Book Review 105 (February 27, 2000): 6. A review of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf.

Nicholson, Lewis E. An Anthology of “Beowulf” Criticism . Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1963. This early volume saves hours of searching through...

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