A History of European Versification

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198158790
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Notation
The Historical Development of European Verse
1 Introduction 1
2 Slavonic and Baltic Folk Syllabic and Tonic Verse 11
3 Germanic Tonic Verse 36
4 Ancient Greek Syllabo-Metrical Verse 49
5 Greek and Latin Quantitative Metre 65
6 Greek and Latin Medieval Syllabic Verse 88
7 Romance Syllabic Verse 119
8 The Rise of Germanic Syllabo-Tonic Verse 166
9 Slavonic Literary Syllabic Verse 210
10 The Expansion of Syllabo-Tonic Verse 238
11 International Free Verse 274
12 Summing Up 293
Appendix: Fundamental Characteristics of English, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin Medieval Verse, with Tables 297
Bibliography 314
Subject Index 325
Metrical Index 328
Index of Names 330
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