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Epic and romance; essays on medieval literature.

Author: W P Ker
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1957]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ker, W.P. (William Paton), 1855-1923.
Epic and romance.
New York, Dover Publications [1957]
(OCoLC)568723868
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W P Ker
OCLC Number: 327505
Notes: "An unaltered and unabridged republication of the last edition."
Description: 398 pages 21 cm
Contents: CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION: The heroic age --
Epic and romance --
Romantic mythology --
The three schools; Teutonic epic, French epic, The Icelandic histories --
CHAPTER II: THE TEUTONIC EPIC: The tragic conception --
Scale of the poems --
Epic and ballad poetry --
The style of the poems --
The progress of epic --
Beowulf --
CHAPTER III: THE ICELANDIC SAGAS: Iceland and the heroic age --
Matter and form --
The heroic ideal --
Tragic imagination --
Comedy --
The art of narrative --
Epic and history --
The northern prose romances --
CHAPTER IV: THE OLD FRENCH EPIC: Chansons de Geste --
CHAPTER V: ROMANCE AND THE OLD FRENCH ROMANTIC SCHOOLS.

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