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Cynewulf

Overview
Works: 206 works in 822 publications in 8 languages and 9,337 library holdings
Genres: Legends  Poetry  Bestiaries  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Attributed name, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PR1647.A3, 829.4
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Most widely held works by Cynewulf
Elene by Cynewulf( Book )

121 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliana by Juliana( Book )

31 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )

19 editions published between 1910 and 1949 in English and English, Old and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elene by Cynewulf( Book )

70 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christ of Cynewulf; a poem in three parts: The advent, the ascension, and the last judgment by Cynewulf( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and English, Old and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas and the fates of the apostles; two Anglo-Saxon narrative poems by Cynewulf( Book )

13 editions published between 1906 and 2007 in English and English, Old and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynewulf's Christ, an eighth century English epic by Cynewulf( Book )

9 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old English Physiologus: by Albert S Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old English poems of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and English, Old and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old English poems attributed to Cynewulf, who flourished some time between the eighth and tenth centuries, are unusual because most vernacular poems in this period are anonymous. Other than the name, we have no biographical details of Cynewulf, not even the most basic facts of where or when he lived. Yet the poems themselves attest to a powerfully inventive imagination, deeply learned in Christian doctrine and traditional verse-craft. Runic letters spelling out the name Cynewulf appear in four poems: Christ II (or The Ascension), Juliana, The Fates of the Apostles, and Elene. To these a fifth can be added, Guthlac B, because of similarities in style and vocabulary, but any signature (if one ever existed) has been lost because its ending lines are missing. What characterizes Cynewulf's poetry? He reveals an expert control of structure as shown from the changes he makes to his Latin sources. He has a flair for extended similes and dramatic dialogue. In Christ II, for example, the major events in Christ's life are portrayed as vigorous leaps. In Juliana the force of the saint's rhetoric utterly confounds a demon sent to torment her. - Publisher
The dream of the rood : an old English poem attributed to Cynewulf by Albert S Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains one of the oldest English poems, "The Dream of the Rood," which is an example of a dream poem or dream vision, a genre of poetry that was used extensively in Medieval literature. The stories are often allegorical and involve the narrator either falling asleep, €recounting or waking from a dream. In this poem, the narrator dreams that he has a conversation with€the cross on which Jesus was crucified
Cynewulfs Elene : mit einem Glossar by Cynewulf( Book )

29 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in 5 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynewulf's "Juliana" by Juliana( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elene; Judith; Athelstan, or, The fight at Brunanburh; and Byrhtnoth, or The fight at Maldon: Anglo-Saxon poems by James M Garnett( Book )

7 editions published between 1889 and 1911 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legend of St. Juliana, translated from the Latin of the Acta sanctorum and the Anglo-Saxon of Cynewulf by Juliana( Book )

4 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die altenglische dichtung 'Phœnix' by Otto Schlotterose( Book )

4 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Juliana of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )

5 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Cynewulf( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1949 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crist : parts I & II by Cynewulf( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynewulf's 'Elene' : a metrical translation from Zupitza's edition by Cynewulf( Book )

4 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der vogel Phönix by Cynewulf( )

3 editions published in 1854 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Elene
Alternative Names
Cenevulfus 075.?-08..?

Coenevulfus 075?-08..?

Cynevulfus

Cynevulfus 075.?-08..?

Cynevulfus ca. 8./9. Jh.

Cynewulf Anglo Saxon poet

Cynewulf anglosaski poeta

Cynewulf christlich-religiöser Dichter

Cynewulf dichter

Cynewulf poeta anglosassone

Cynewulf poète anglo-saxon

Cynwulf.

Cynwulf 075.?-08..?

Cynwulf f. sec. VIII/IX

Kynewulf.

Kynewulf 075.?-08..?

Kynewulf ca. 8./9. Jh.

Kynewulf f. sec. VIII/IX

Кюневульф

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キュネウルフ

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Andreas and the fates of the apostles; two Anglo-Saxon narrative poemsCynewulf's "Juliana"