Revising Oral Theory: Formulaic Composition in Old English and Old Icelandic Verse

Revising Oral Theory: Formulaic Composition in Old English and Old Icelandic Verse

by Paul Acker, Paul D. Ackerman, Acker Paul
     
 

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Addresses questions surrounding the composition of formulas, the relation of formulas to large-scale poetic strategies and motifs, and formulas as part of oral tradition, focusing on the Old English poem , on Old Norse rune poems, and on the Old Icelandic mythological and legendary poems of the Elder Edda. Employs a linguistically based stylistic criticism to investigate the use of fixed and flexible language in poetry, and attempts to negotiate a shift from an older, structuralist theory of oral-formulaic composition to a more recognizable contemporary oral theory. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780815331025
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Garland Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #16
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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