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Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry by Peter Clemoes
Book DescriptionPeter Clemoes brings a lifetime's close study of Anglo-Saxon texts to this appreciation of Old English poetry, with an alternative interpretation which relates the poetry to both the entire Anglo-Saxon way of thinking and the structures of its society. Clemoes proposes a dynamic principle of Old English poetry, very different from the common notion of formulas slotted into poems for stylistic variation. In extended discussions of particular poems and images as well as of changes in language, he shows how the poetic medium became a vehicle for increasing transformation to Christian literacy and to that religion's conceptions of the natural world, morality, and individuality. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035163
(228mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Clemoes
England Before the Conquest, Paperback (May 2010)
The twenty-two studies that make up this 1971 text brought fresh understanding to various important topics in Anglo-Saxon scholarship.
Anglo-Saxon England, Paperback (October 2007)
The contents of this first volume typify the range of interests that will be covered throughout the series.
Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry, Hardback (July 1995)» View all books by Peter Clemoes
Radical reinterpretation of Old English poetry and its relation to Anglo-Saxon thought and society.
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