A History of European Versification

A History of European Versification

by M. L. Gasparov, Gerald Stanton Smith, Leofranc Holford-Strevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198158793

ISBN-13: 9780198158790

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Examining poetry written in 30 languages (from Irish to Belorussian) and over several millennia (from classical Latin and Greek to the experiments of the contemporary avant garde), this is the first detailed history of European versification. Gasparov shows how the poetry of English, French, Russian, Greek, and other European languages has developed from a single

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Examining poetry written in 30 languages (from Irish to Belorussian) and over several millennia (from classical Latin and Greek to the experiments of the contemporary avant garde), this is the first detailed history of European versification. Gasparov shows how the poetry of English, French, Russian, Greek, and other European languages has developed from a single common Indo-European source. The book's account is liberally illustrated with verse examples, both in their original languages and in translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158790
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

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