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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
 

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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:
9781317944638
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/23/2014
Series:
Garland Studies in Medieval Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
154
File size:
2 MB

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