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English Literature and Ancient Languages
By Kenneth Haynes

English Literature and Ancient Languages

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English Literature and Ancient Languages by Kenneth Haynes

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Literature in English is hardly ever entirely in English. Contact with other languages takes place, for example, whenever foreign languages are introduced, or if a native style is self-consciously developed, or when aspects of English are remade in the image of another language. Since the Renaissance, Latin and Greek have been an important presence in British poetry and prose. This is partly because of the importance of the ideals and ideologies founded and elaborated on Roman and Greek models. Latin quotations and latinate English have always been ways to represent, scrutinize, or satirize the influential values associated with Rome. The importance of Latin and Greek is also due to the fact that they have helped to form and define a variety of British social groups. Lawyers, Catholics, and British gentlemen invested in Latin as one source of their distinction from non-professionals, from Protestants, and from the unleisured. British attitudes toward Greek and Latin have been highly charged because the animus that existed between groups has also been directed toward these languages themselves. English Literature and Ancient Languages is a study of literary uses of language contact, of English literature in conjunction with Latin and Greek. While the book's emphasis is literary, that is formal and verbal, its goal is to discover how social interests and cultural ideas are, and are not, mediated through language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199261901
ISBN-10: 0199261903
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 144mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Broken Hierarchies brings together twenty books of poems by Geoffrey Hill, offering a complete collection of his poetry from 1952-2012.

Collected Critical Writings by Kenneth Haynes Collected Critical Writings, Paperback (September 2009)

This collection of Geoffrey Hill's criticism spans the length of his career as a pre-eminent poet-critic. Three previously published books of criticism are reprinted, sometimes with substantial revisions, and two new works added.

Hamann: Writings on Philosophy and Language by Kenneth Haynes Hamann: Writings on Philosophy and Language, Paperback (September 2007)

A fully annotated translation of a wide selection of Hamann's essays.

English Literature and Ancient Languages by Kenneth Haynes English Literature and Ancient Languages, Paperback (April 2007)

While the influence of Greek and Roman literature on British literature has been extensively surveyed, the role of those ancient languages themselves within modern British literature has only begun to be studied. This book is a study of the literary representation and dramatization of English in contact with Greek and Latin.

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Author Biography - Kenneth Haynes

Kenneth Haynes is Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University. He is co-editor of Horace in English (Penguin 1996) and of the first scholarly editions of two major works by Swinburne (forthcoming from Penguin). He is also co-editor, with Peter France, of The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, Volume 4: 1790-1890 (forthcoming).

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