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A study of Old English literature

Author: C L Wrenn
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [1967] ©1967.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wrenn, C.L. (Charles Leslie), 1895-1969.
Study of Old English literature.
New York, W.W. Norton [1968, ©1967]
(OCoLC)573727190
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L Wrenn
ISBN: 0393097684 9780393097689 0245504257 9780245504259
OCLC Number: 403358
Description: xii, 282 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: General Features --
Anglo-Saxon culture ; On the continuity of English poetry ; Form and style in Anglo-Saxon literature ; Latin writings in Britain --
Poetry --
Germanic heroic tradition ; Caedmon and the Christian revolution in poetry ; Beowulf ; Cynewulf and the Christian establishment ; Lyric, elegy, and miscellaneous minor poems ; Learning and folk poetry ; Later heroic poetry and 'occasional verse' --
Prose --
The beginnings ; King Alfred and educative prose ; The Benedictine renaissance and sermon literature ; Later didactic prose and the beginnings of romance.
Responsibility: C.L. Wrenn.

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