Author : John Gardner
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307756787
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The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic. This is the book William Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions."

Author : Nicholas E. Brink
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN : 0895032627
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One cause of the behavioral, emotional and mental torment in a person's life is the psychological trauma that results from the actions and words of parents and others. This volume examines the effect of such trauma on a child's development and how the resulting torment eventually brings this child as an adult to psychotherapy.

Author : Ralph Bourne
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN : 9781604942545
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Schylla, the terrible mother of the vile beast called Grendel, tears herself painfully from the bloody caverns of hell. She seeks revenge for the murder of her child, and she must protect innocent nature from the brutal slaughter of men. Grendel's Mother provides a differing vision of the stuggles of Beowulf. Beyond violent revenge and savage death, the goddess seeks a confused peace and a strange, convoluted love.

Author : Susan Signe Morrison
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
ISBN : 9781785350108
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An amber bead. A gold and glass drinking horn. A ring engraved with Thor’s hammer – all artifacts from a Germanic tribe that carved a space for itself through brutality and violence on a windswept land . Brimhild weaves peace and conveys culture to the kingdom, until the secret of her birth threatens to tear apart the fragile political stability. This is her story – the tale of Grendel’s Mother. She is no monster as portrayed in the Old English epic, Beowulf. We learn her side of the story and that of her defamed child. We see the many passages of her life: the brine-baby who floated mysteriously to shore; the hall-queen presiding over the triumphant building of the golden hall Heorot and victim of sexual and political betrayal; the exiled mere-wife, who ekes out a marginal life by an uncanny bog as a healer and contends with the menacing Beowulf; and the seer, who prophesizes what will occur to her adopted people. We learn how the invasion by brutal men is not a fairy tale, but a disaster doomed to cycle relentlessly through human history. Only the surviving women can sing poignant laments, preserve a glittering culture, and provide hope for the future.

Author : Alex Archer
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Gold Eagle
ISBN : 9780373621682
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Joining the team assembled by right-wing politician Karl Thorssen to find the mythical sword of Naegling, American archaeologist Annja Creed is marked for death by this power-hungry zealot and discovers that the only way to survive is to match Thorssen's sword with her own. Original.

Author : A. E. Kaplan
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780399555565
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Revenge of the Nerds in this tale of a teen misfit who seeks to take down the bro next door, but ends up falling for his enemy’s sister and uncovering difficult truths about his family in the process. Tom Grendel lives a quiet life—writing in his notebooks, mowing lawns for his elderly neighbors, and pining for Willow, a girl next door who rejects the “manic-pixie-dream” label. But when Willow’s brother, Rex (the bro-iest bro ever to don a jockstrap), starts throwing wild parties, the idyllic senior citizens’ community where they live is transformed into a war zone. Tom is rightfully pissed—his dad is an Iraq vet, and the noise from the parties triggers his PTSD—so he comes up with a plan to end the parties for good. But of course, it’s not that simple. One retaliation leads to another, and things quickly escalate out of control, driving Tom and Willow apart, even as the parties continue unabated. Add to that an angsty existential crisis born of selectively reading his sister’s Philosophy 101 coursework, a botched break-in at an artisanal pig farm, and ten years of unresolved baggage stemming from his mother’s death . . . and the question isn’t so much whether Tom Grendel will win the day and get the girl, but whether he’ll survive intact. "Deep and uproarious all at once . . . A clever spin on a weighty classic." —Kirkus, starred review "An outstanding YA novel balancing comedy with substantial themes of love, death, and healing." —SLJ, starred review

Author : Robert E. Bjork
Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 0803212372
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The most revered work composed in Old English, Beowulf is one of the landmarks of European literature. This handbook supplies a wealth of insights into all major aspects of this wondrous poem and its scholarly tradition. Each chapter provides a history of the scholarly interest in a particular topic, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done. Written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience, A Beowulf Handbook will be of value to nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf and to scholars at work on their own research. In its clear and comprehensive treatment of the poem and its scholarship, this book will prove an indispensable guide to readers and specialists for many years to come.

Author : Judy Anne White
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Peter Lang
ISBN : 082043115X
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In Hero-Ego in Search of Self, Judy Anne White offers a perceptive explanation for continued interest in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf. Building upon the earlier work of Jeffery Helterman and John Miles Foley, she argues that the sum of all confrontations between hero and monster in Beowulf equals the process of individual psychological development identified by Carl Jung as individuation. Dr. White's study proposes that the hero's struggle is the universal struggle towards self-knowledge - and that Beowulf thus resonates for the contemporary reader as it did for the poet's original audience.

Author : Ethel Mannin
Genre : English fiction
Publisher :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036747892
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Genre : Electronic journals
Publisher :
ISBN : UOM:39015060429456
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