Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2009

272 Pages | 15 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719081217

Bookseller Code (06)


The four funerals in Beowulf

Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A fresh, original and iconclastic reading of this great poem
  • The poet is revealed as skilled, punning, widely read in the literature of the day and possibly proto-feminist
  • Shows that a fourth funeral is present, hitherto disguised as poetic imagery
  • The author's unique knowledge of Anglo-Saxon culture provides constant surprises and enlightenment

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