Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Style in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Oxford English Monographs Series)

Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Style in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Oxford English Monographs Series)

by Carolyne Larrington, Larrington
ISBN-10:
0198119828
ISBN-13:
9780198119821
Pub. Date:
08/28/2001
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Style in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Oxford English Monographs Series)

A Store of Common Sense is the first comparative study in English of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and shaping the thinking of the communities which originated it. Larrington's book explores the possibility of Christian influence on Norse texts and demonstrates the impact of Christian learning on the ancient pagan genre. The existence of a gnomic "key" in Norse and English narrative verse is also shown.

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ISBN-13: 9780198119821
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.82(d)

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