English Historical Metrics
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English Historical Metrics by C.B. McCully
Book DescriptionThis volume identifies historical metrics as an important discipline within English studies and raises significant questions about the composition and transmission of early English verse. The chronological range of the book covers the Old English to the pre-Renaissance periods, while its theoretical range is multidisciplinary. The keynote introduction by Thomas Cable identifies major current issues within the field. The work concludes with an extensive and up-to-date bibliography which includes linguistics, philological and text-critical work. The distinguished team of contributors includes: Russom, McCully, and Obst (focusing on Old English, with a conspectus by Stockwell); Minkova (on the Ormulum and early Middle English); Borroff, Matonis, and Osberg (Middle English verse); Bunt and Duggan (editing and Middle English metrics); and Duffell and Youmans (the origin and structure of the Chaucerian long line).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521026284
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C.B. McCully
Not Only I, Paperback (November 1996)
From the author of "Time Signatures", this is a collection of love poems which explore the cultural and individual difficulties of desire and loss.
English Historical Metrics, Hardback (November 1996)
This volume examines views ranging from linguistic and generative metrics, and philological studies to editing.
Poet's Voice and Craft, Paperback (February 1994)
This is a collection of essays on the structural features of the writing of 13 British poets, written by the poets themselves. The contributors include Fleur Adcock, Alison Brackenbury, Donald Davie, Douglas Dunn, Grevel Lindop, Edwin Morgan, Peter Scupham, Robert Wells and C.H. Sisson.
Time Signatures, Paperback (November 1993)» View all books by C.B. McCully
This is Chris McCully's first book of poems. The subject matter is drawn from the author's preoccupations - fly-fishing, teaching, travel, desire and loss. The author has also written "Fly-Fishing: a Book of Words" and in 1993 he was awarded the Caedmon Prize for "poetry in Old English".
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