Old English Literature: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

Old English Literature: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

by Daniel Donoghue
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Old English Literature: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

This innovative and intriguing introduction to Old English literature is structured around what the author calls ‘figures’ from Anglo-Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar. These unconventional categories not only situate Old English texts within a cultural framework but also create new connections between different genres, periods and authors: for example, between prose and poetry, the vernacular and Latin, and the obscure and the well known. The book is based on the author’s many years' experience of teaching Old English literature and combines close textual analysis with historical context, making it suitable for both new students and general readers.

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ISBN-13: 9780631234852
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/31/2004
Series: Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series , #27
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.



List of Abbreviations.

1. The Vow.

2. The Hall.

3. The Miracle.

4. The Pulpit.

5. The Scholar.


Furthur Reading.


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