Fajardo-Acosta, Fidel Books

Condemnation of Heroism in the Tragedy of Beowulf a Study in the Characterization of the Epic
1989 0-88946-110-4
An interpretation of Beowulf as a disconfirmation of the heroic type in which the author argues that the poem is the vehicle of a strong anti-militaristic, anti-heroic, pacifist wisdom that he claims is the essence of epic literature.

Hero's Failure in the Tragedy of Odysseus a Revisionist Analysis
1990 0-88946-111-2
Demonstrates what the author sees as Homer's condemnation of the heroic world's values and its exaltation of the hero.

Influence of the Classical World on Medieval Literature, Architecture, Music, and Culture a Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies
1992 0-7734-9188-0
Essays examine the vigorous survival of classical culture, and the way it was embraced and absorbed in such a way as to create a medieval humanism in no way inferior to the culture of the Renaissance. Essays include: The Theory of Johannes Ciconia and the Revision of the Medieval Curriculum (Oliver B. Ellsworth); Beowulf and the Aeneid - The Role of the Poet in the Courtly/Heroic Society (Fidel Fajardo-Acosta); The Twelfth-Century Renaissance in Proven├žal Architecture (John D. Hoag); Slaves and Princes - Terence Through Time (Julia Bolton Holloway); Folquet de Marselha and the Classical Tradition (Frede Jensen); Cicero's Pro Caelio - The First Collation of the Vetus Cluniacensis in Italy (Tadeusz Maslowski); Terence, Hroswitha, Bishop Godehard and St. Nicholas' Plays (John L. Murphy); Dante's Comedic Displacements of Ovid's Narcissus (Edward Peter Nolan); Two Men and a Letter with Beast - The Book of the Maccabees, Thirteenth-Century Paris, and Colorado MS 8 (Liesel M. Nolan); The Classical Allusions in Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan (Nancy W. Nolte); "Vehementer Amo" - The Amorous Verse Epistles of Baudry of Bourgueil and Constance of Angers (Constance S. Wright).

Serpent in the Mirror
1992 0-7734-0026-5