The aim of Gold-Hall and Earth -Dragon is to re-create as fully as possible for modern readers the original force of the poetic language of Beowulf. Lee makes use of a wide, archetypal literary context for Beowulf to provide illuminating parallels and contrasts with poems and fictions from other times and places. He demonstrates how the poem's symbolic system reveals itself through the metaphorical workings of the Old English words, patterns of imagery, and more general narrative structures, and how the poem might have been experienced and interpreted by the Anglo-Saxons in the light of other Old English poems. The critical tools that Lee uses - combining certain techniques of New Criticism and close reading with postmodern theories of the self-referentiality of language and with Northrop Frye's conceptions of structure and polysemy in literature - make possible a fresh new account of Beowulf as a work that is very much alive in its poetic language, a finely wrought symbolic work of imagining, still resonant with meanings old and new.
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Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Beowulf as Metaphor. Book. Codice libro della libreria 0000054
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Codice libro della libreria 3795451
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1998. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780802043788-3