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William Witherle Lawrence
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Beowulf And Epic Tradition

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Hardcover, 349 pages
Published 1963 (first published January 1st 1928)
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Jun 27, 2012 Neil rated it really liked it
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Before Tolkien's 1936 essay, Beowulf Monsters and The Critics, Beowulf scholarship was dominated by the big three, F Klaeber, R W Chambers and the lesser known W W Lawrence, each producing classic works on Beowulf. Lawrence's Beowulf and The Epic Tradition is not quite as good as Chambers' Introduction to Beowulf or Klaeber's edition, it's still worth a read for the opinions of the major American Beowulf scholars point of view.
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