Anticipating Alienation: Beowulf and the Intrusion of Literacy

@article{Near1993AnticipatingAB,
  title={Anticipating Alienation: Beowulf and the Intrusion of Literacy},
  author={Michael R. Near},
  journal={Pmla-publications of The Modern Language Association of America},
  year={1993},
  volume={108},
  pages={320}
}
  • Michael R. Near
  • Published 1993
  • History
  • Pmla-publications of The Modern Language Association of America
concepts demand a context for understanding the actions of Grendel and Heremod in particular that departs considerably from that suggested by my own reading of Beowulf In fact, Klaeber's translations fix the poem in an epistemological register that I think might profitably be replaced. Bloomfield's study of cultural influences on Klaeber's "editorial sensibilities" corroborates my reservations about his renderings. Although her focus differs considerably from my own, her caveat concerning the… Expand
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