Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry Peter A. Clemoes

ISBN: 9780521035163

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Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry  by  Peter A. Clemoes

Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry by Peter A. Clemoes
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Peter Clemoes brings a lifetimes close study of Anglo-Saxon texts to this fresh appreciation of Old English poetry, with a radically new interpretation that relates the poetry to the entire Anglo-Saxon way of thinking, and to the structures of itsMorePeter Clemoes brings a lifetimes close study of Anglo-Saxon texts to this fresh appreciation of Old English poetry, with a radically new interpretation that relates the poetry to the entire Anglo-Saxon way of thinking, and to the structures of its society.

He proposes a dynamic principle of Old English poetry, very different from the common notion of formulas slotted into poems for stylistic variation. Carefully thought out and elegantly written, this book is also accessible to students: its numerous quotations are accompanied by modern English translations.



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