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Cynewulf

Overview
Works: 209 works in 822 publications in 9 languages and 9,347 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Legends  Bestiaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Sources  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Attributed name, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: PR1647.A3, 829.4
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Most widely held works by Cynewulf
Elene by Cynewulf( Book )

128 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliana by Juliana( Book )

31 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 668 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 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and English, Old and held by 340 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 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynewulfs Elene (Kreuzauffindung) : mit Einleitung, Glossar, Anmerkungen und der lateinischen Quelle by Cynewulf( Book )

57 editions published between 1905 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekst van een oud angelsaksisch gedicht
Cynewulf's Christ, an eighth century English epic by Cynewulf( Book )

9 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 226 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 Old English Physiologus: by Albert S Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 173 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
Cynewulf's "Juliana" by Juliana( Book )

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

Cynewulfs Elene : mit einem Glossar by Cynewulf( Book )

29 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in 5 languages and held by 160 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 92 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 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 54 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 37 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

The dream of the rood by Bruce Dickins( Book )

6 editions published between 1934 and 1987 in English and Multiple languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dream of the Rood is a poem that has entranced generations of scholars. It is one of the greatest religious poems in English literature, the work of a nameless poet of superb genius. Immediately attractive, its poetic content is readily accessible to the modern reader, being in the mainstream of Western religious thought. Representative of the Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon culture, drawing on both visual and doctrinal motifs, it provides a ready introduction to its own intellectual and artistic milieu. This is underlined by intimate links with the Ruthwell Cross, the documentary context of the earlier version, and itself often regarded as one of the finest monuments of the Anglo-Saxon Age." "This edition presents a conservative text with variant readings described in the notes. In his introduction Professor Swanton describes the Vercelli Book, in which the full text of The Dream of the Rood is found, and gives an account of the Ruthwell Cross, the sources for which are scattered and not normally familiar to students of Old English. The relationship between the two texts, the doctrine behind the poem and its style and structure are also discussed. The edition includes extensive notes and a glossary."--BOOK JACKET
Cynewulf's 'Elene' : a metrical translation from Zupitza's edition by Cynewulf( Book )

3 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 23 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"