Literary Medieval Criticism

Authors, Audiences, and Old English Verse (Toronto by Thomas A. Bredehoft

By Thomas A. Bredehoft

Authors, Audiences, and previous English Verse re-examines the Anglo-Saxon poetic culture from the 8th to the 11th centuries and reconsiders the importance of formulaic parallels and the character of poetic authorship in outdated English.

Offering a brand new imaginative and prescient of a lot of outdated English literary historical past, Thomas A. Bredehoft lines a practice of 'literate-formulaic' composition within the interval and contends that many words conventionally thought of oral formulation are in reality borrowings or quotations. His identity of formerly unrecognized previous English poems and his cutting edge arguments in regards to the dates, areas of composition, affects, or even attainable authors for numerous 10th- and eleventh-century poems illustrate that the failure of students to acknowledge the past due outdated English verse culture has heavily hampered our literary figuring out of the interval. Provocative and impressive, Authors, Audiences and previous English Verse has the aptitude to rework smooth understandings of the classical outdated English poetic tradition.

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