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Cynewulf

Overview
Works: 211 works in 799 publications in 8 languages and 9,324 library holdings
Genres: Legends  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PR1645.A3, 829.4
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Juliana by Juliana( Book )

30 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 667 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 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elene; an old English poem by Cynewulf( Book )

31 editions published between 1889 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and English, Old and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and held by 231 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 207 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
Cynewulfs Elene : mit einem Glossar by Cynewulf( Book )

29 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in 5 languages and held by 162 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

Andreas und Elene by Jacob Grimm( Book )

4 editions published in 1840 in German and English, Old and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas : an edition( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first edition of Andreas for 55 years, also the first to present the Anglo-Saxon, or rather Old English, text with a parallel Modern English poetic translation. The book aims not only to provide both students and scholars with an up-to-date text and introduction and notes, but also to reconfirm the canonical merit of Andreas as one of the longest and most important works in Old English literature. The introduction to our text is substantial, re-positioning this poem in respect of nearly six decades' progress in the palaeography, sources and analogues, language, metrics, literary criticism and archaeology of Andreas. The book argues that the poet was Mercian, that he was making ironic reference to Beowulf and that his story of St Andrew converting pagan Mermedonian cannibals was coloured by King Alfred's wars against the Danes (871-9, 885-6, 892-6). Andreas is here dated to Alfred's later reign with such analysis of contexts in history and ideology that the author's name is also hypothesized [Aethelstan, priest of Mercia, died 927]. The Old English text and Modern English translation of Andreas are presented in a split-page format, allowing students at whatever level of familiarity with the Anglo-Saxon vernacular to gain a direct access to the poem in close to its original form. The translation follows the poem's word order and style, allowing modern readers to feel the imagination, ideology and humour of Andreas as closely as possible. The text of the Old English poem is accompanied by a full set of supporting notes, and a glossary representing the translation
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 )

3 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Juliana of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )

4 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 38 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

Zum Versbau Cynewulfs by Walter Trapp( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il sogno della croce ; Cristo : antichi poemetti anglosassoni by Cynewulf( Book )

3 editions published between 1926 and 1983 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christ of Cynewulf by Cynewulf( Book )

3 editions published between 1909 and 1964 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kynewulf, der Bischof und Dichter: Untersuchungen über seine Werke und sein Leben by Moritz Trautman( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Über die quelle der mittelenglischen legende von der heiligen Juliane und ihr verhältnis zu Cynewulfs Juliana by Oskar Backhaus( )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les éléments latins dans la poésie religieuse de Cynewulf by Marguerite-Marie Dubois( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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