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The poetic art of Aldhelm

Author: Andy Orchard
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A substantial study of the Latin poetry of Aldhelm, 'the first English man of letters'.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aldhelm, Saint; Aldhelm, Saint; Aldhelmus, Schireburnensis; Aldhelm, (saint ;; Aldhelm (von Malmesbury); Aldhelm, Saint
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Orchard
ISBN: 052145090X 9780521450904
OCLC Number: 28113738
Description: xiii, 314 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Aldhelm's life and verse --
2. Aldhelm and the Anglo-Latin octosyllable --
3. Aldhelm's hexameter verse style and its origins --
4. Aldhelm's remembered reading in verse --
App. 4.1: Parallel diction in Aldhelm's sources --
5. After Aldhelm: the Anglo-Latin legacy --
App. 5.1: Parallel diction in Aldhelm's Anglo-Latin heirs --
App. 5.2: A statistical survey of Anglo-Latin verse.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 8.
Responsibility: Andy Orchard.
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