By Arthur Miller
Quentin is a winning legal professional in big apple, yet within his head he's being affected by his personal experience of guilt and the shadows of his prior relationships. this sort of an ill-fated marriage to the captivating and gorgeous Maggie, who went from working a switchboard to turn into a self-destructive big name - a singer every person sought after a bit of. After the autumn is frequently visible because the such a lot explicitly autobiographical of Arthur Miller's performs, and Maggie as an unflinching portrait of Miller's ex-wife Marilyn Monroe, in simple terms years after her suicide. yet in its mental acuity and intensity, and its excellent, dreamlike constitution, it's a literary, and never simply biographical, masterpiece.
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If so, the revised text on the palimpsest may have been written to provide a smoother, more natural transition between the two, originally distinct, and perhaps even totally unrelated MSS. The theory is based on paleographical and codicological grounds, and it is defended with other paleographical and codicological facts. But it is surprisingly corroborated as well by the three-part structure of the poem: 1. Beowulf's fights in Denmark with Grendel and Grendel's dam; 2. His homecoming, and report to H ygelac; 3.
This basic construction of Cotton's codex is selfevident. What is far more interesting, but not at all self-evident, is the basic construction of the Southwick and Nowell codices. The evidence shows that both are themselves composite codices. The original construction of the Southwick and Nowell codices has remained somewhat obscure to scholars because the fire of 1731 destroyed the threads and folds of the gatherings, reducing books to a stack of separate leaves. To recreate the Anglo-Saxon genesis of the book in which Beowulf was actually written, it is necessary to deduce the most probable construction of the original gatherings.
See "Wann entstand der Beowulf? " Of special interest in the latter is the discussion of words that suggest a much later date than the 8th century. Schlicking's date, for less cogent reasons, has recently been advanced again by Norman F. Blake, in an impressionistic revision in "The Dating of Old English Poetry," p. 26. See also Nicholas Jacobs, "Anglo-Danish Relations, Poetic Archaism and the Date of Beowulf A Reconsideration of the Evidence," whose arguments appeared too late for me to use. 14.
After the Fall by Arthur Miller