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Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture

Author: James Paz
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anglo-Saxon 'things' could talk. Nonhuman voices leap out from the Exeter Book Riddles, telling us how they were made or how they behave. The Franks Casket is a box of bone that alludes to its former fate as a whale that swam aground onto the shingle, and the Ruthwell monument is a stone column that speaks as if it were living wood, or a wounded body. In this book, James Paz uncovers the voice and agency that these  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Paz
ISBN: 9781526115997 1526115999 9781526101105 1526101106
OCLC Number: 1004188013
Language Note: English
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV897831799
Description: Online-Ressource (x, 236 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction: on Anglo-Saxon things1 AEschere's head, Grendel's mother and the sword that isn't a sword: unreadable things in Beowulf2 The 'thingness' of time in the Old English riddles of the Exeter Book and Aldhelm's Latin enigmata3 The riddles of the Franks Casket: enigmas, agency and assemblage4 Assembling and reshaping Christianity in the Lives of St Cuthbert and Lindisfarne Gospels5 The Dream of the Rood and the Ruthwell monument: fragility, brokenness and failureAfterword: old things with new things to sayIndex -- .
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This book explores the voices of nonhuman things in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture, making a valuable contribution to 'thing theory'. -- .  Read more...

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