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Table of Contents Editor's Note Introduction Harold Bloom 1. The Structure and the Unity of Beowulf Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur 2. Succession and Glory in Beowulf Richard J. Schrader 3. Locating Beowulf in Literary History John D. Niles 4. Grendel's Glove Seth Lerer 5. Psychology and Physicality: The Monsters of Beowulf Andy Orchard 6. Christian and Pagan Elements Edward B. Irving Jr. 7. Myth and History John D. Niles 8. Theorizing Irony in Beowulf: The Case of Hrothgar Scott DeGregorio 9. Cycles and Change in Beowulf Phyllis R. Brown 10. The Fourth Funeral: Beowulf's Complex Obsequies Gale R. Owen-Crocker 11. Launching the Hero: The Case of Scyld and Beowulf Judy King Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
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Beowulf -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Epic poetry, English (Old) -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.