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Christ and Satan

A Critical Edition

By Robert Finnegan
Subjects Poetry, Literary Criticism
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Paperback : 9780889200401, 182 pages, February 1978
Ebook (PDF) : 9780889208124, 182 pages, January 2006


Christ and Satan is the title of the last of four poems in the eleventh-century Junius XI manuscript of Anglo-Saxon poetry. This critical edition contains text, glossary, textual and explanatory notes, and an essay surveying former criticisms and setting forth the author’s ideas on the poem’s principle of unity.
Of particular value to students and scholars of Old English, Christ and Satan makes an important contribution to the understanding of this fine and interesting poem.