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Grendel

Author : John C. Gardner
ISBN : 9781473215429
Genre : Fiction
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When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother, into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar's meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he is not like the men who busy themselves with God and love and beauty. He sees the infuriating human rage for order and recognises the meaninglessness of his own existence. GRENDEL is John Gardner's masterpiece; it vividly reinvents the world of Beowulf. In Grendel himself, a creature of grotesque comedy, pain and disillusioned intelligence, Gardner has created the most unforgettable monster in fantasy.

Grendel

Author : Matt Wagner
ISBN : UOM:39015063174109
Genre : Fiction
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Collects an award-winning, four-isue series of stories, in comic book form, about Grendel, the mysterious, masked assassin.

Grendel

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 0345288653
Genre : Fiction
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For use in schools and libraries only. The Beowulf story retold from the monster's point of view reveals the darker side of human nature and values.

Grendel

Author : Ken Brosky
ISBN : 9781427620545
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Beowulf

Author : Michelle L. Szobody
ISBN : 9780979718304
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Retells the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.

A Study Guide For John Gardner S Grendel

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410347435
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for John Gardner's "Grendel," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Anagogic Qualities Of John Gardner S Grendel

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This thesis explores the anagogic qualities of John Gardner's novel Grendel utilizing various Christian theological approaches as well as Gardner's own theories concerning the nature of literature through his concept of "moral fiction." The thesis examines key problems at the center of contemporary studies on the relationship between religion and literature that are implicit in Grendel and more explicitly expressed in Gardner's writings on literary theory. Each issue concerns the existential dilemma faced by post-modern western Christian writers: the difficulty in establishing a viable Christian point of view supported by a sustainable poetics within a secular culture still influenced by the legacy of atheistic existentialism; the perceived inadequacy of exploring religious experience as a correlative to the literary creative process; the paradox of the writer's role as both creature and creator in an existential universe; and the essentially mystical nature of the process, meaning, and purpose of literary art intrinsic to some religious views of literature and its incompatibility with atheistic existentialism. The thesis argues that Grendel is Gardner's answer to the contemporary Christian writer's existential dilemma. Gardner's novel represents a synthesis of modern/post-modern existentialism and traditional Christian beliefs that tropes the atheistic existentialist view that "existence precedes essence." The Christian realist and existentialist theology/philosophy of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich provide the metaphysical framework for this argument, along with various approaches to the relationship between religion and literature provided by Dorothy Sayers, Stanley Romaine Hopper, Chad Walsh, Nathan Scott, Giles Gunn, and others. Together, these approaches form the tentative basis of a sustainable Christian poetics that validates Gardner's theory of moral fiction---exemplified by Grendel---thus establishing a religious approach to literature that supports a Christian world view able to meet the needs of the post-modern writer in his struggle with the seeming limits imposed by the continued influence of atheistic existentialism inherent in much of contemporary literary theory.

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