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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' examines how Old English was rediscovered by 20th century poets, and the uses to which they put that discovery in their own writing. The book also looks at issues such as linguistic primitivism, the supposed 'purity' of the English language, and the politics and ethics of translation.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
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Jones, Chris, 1971-
Strange likeness.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006017221
(OCoLC)70054148
Named Person: Ezra Pound; W H Auden; Edwin Morgan; Seamus Heaney; W H Auden; Seamus Heaney; Edwin Morgan; Ezra Pound
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Jones
ISBN: 9780191515507 0191515507
OCLC Number: 133077832
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) best book award of 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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