Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry

(Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England)

58494a00574c1.jpeg Author Peter Clemoes
Isbn 978-0521035163
File size 6MB
Year 1995
Pages 544
Language English
File format PDF
Category Poetry

Book Description:

Peter Clemoes brings a lifetime's close study of Anglo-Saxon texts to this fresh appreciation of Old English poetry, with a radically new interpretation that relates the poetry to the entire Anglo-Saxon way of thinking, and to the structures of its society. He proposes a dynamic principle of Old English poetry, very different from the common notion of formulas slotted into poems for stylistic variation. Carefully thought out and elegantly written, this book is also accessible to students: its numerous quotations are accompanied by modern English translations.



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