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The poetics of old English

Author: Tiffany Beechy
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining literary analysis and theoretical linguistics, this title offers a critical reassessment of Old English texts that challenges the distinction between Anglo-Saxon prose and verse, ultimately  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tiffany Beechy
ISBN: 9780754669173 0754669173 9780754696209 0754696200
OCLC Number: 467925493
Description: 142 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Alfred's prose Boethius and the poetics of Anglo-Saxon exposition: Alfred and the problem of old English prose --
Godspel: old English poetics and the vernacular homily --
Bind and loose: poetics and the word in old English law, charm, and riddle: the binding word and old English charms; Riddles and the word unbound --
Extraordinary poetics in traditional verse.
Responsibility: by Tiffany Beechy.

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