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What makes one Anglo-Saxon poem better than another? Why does Beowulf still have the power to move us after so many centuries? What might have been aesthetically pleasing to Old English readers and writers of poetry?
While there is an apparent consensus by scholars on a core of poems considered to be exceptional literary achievements - Beowulf, Judith, the Vercelli book - there has been little systematic investigation of the basis for these appraisals. With new essays on rhetoric, wordplay, meter, structure, irony, form, psychology, ethos, and reader response, the contributors to this collection aim to find objective aesthetic qualities in Anglo-Saxon poetry. Posing questions of quality and beauty as discoverable in artefacts, On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and Other Old English Poems significantly advances our understanding not only of aesthetics and Old English poetry, but also of Old English attitudes towards literature as an art form.
About the Author:
John M. Hill is a professor in the English Department at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Titolo: On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and Other Old ...
Casa editrice: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria HB1362J
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, 2010. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. vi+299 pp, including index and list of works cited. Jacket is in tact but shows slight signs of wear. Apart from date details in pencil on the ffp, the book itself is in pristine condition. All proceeds to Oxfam. Codice libro della libreria 011866
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, S, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110802099440
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0802099440