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The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf: Arrivals and Departures
by John Hill
One of the most consistent critiques levelled against Beowulf is that it lacks a steady narrative advance and that its numerous digressions tend to complicate if not halt the poem's movement. As those passages often look backward or far ahead in narrative time, they seem to transform the poem into a meditative pastiche. The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf counters this assertio ...more
Hardcover, Toronto Old English Studies, 119 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by University of Toronto Press
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