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Strange likeness : the use of Old English in twentieth-century poetry

Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"Strange Likeness provides the first full account of how Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) was rediscovered by twentieth-century poets, and the uses to which they put that discovery in their own writing. Chapters deal with Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden, Edwin Morgan, and Seamus Heaney. Stylistic debts to Old English are examined, along with the effects on these poets' work of specific ideas about Old English language and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Chris, 1971-
Strange likeness.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607857023
Online version:
Jones, Chris, 1971-
Strange likeness.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)630381244
Named Person: Ezra Pound; W H Auden; Edwin Morgan; Seamus Heaney
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Jones
ISBN: 0199278326 9780199278329
OCLC Number: 70054148
Awards: Shortlisted for ESSE Book Award for Cultural Studies in English 2008.
Description: viii, 266 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 'Ear for the sea-surge' : Pound's uses of Old English --
Anglo-Saxon anxieties : Auden and 'the barbaric poetry of the North" --
Edwin Morgan : dredging the whale-roads --
Old English escape routes : Seamus Heaney : the Caedmon of the North.
Responsibility: Chris Jones.
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Strange Likeness examines how Old English was rediscovered by twentieth-century poets, and the uses to which they put that discovery in their own writing. Poets discussed include Ezra Pound, W. H.  Read more...

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a groundbreaking study John Niles, Contemporary Literature Jones has an eye and an ear for the clever locution... reading this book [is] a delight. M.J. Toswell, The Medieval Review Jones Read more...

 
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