A critical history of Old English literature, by Stanley B. Greenfield.

[New York] New York University Press, 1965.
ISBN 0814729509

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Subjects Altenglisch.
Anglo-Saxons -- Vie intellectuelle.
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Old English.
Littérature anglaise -- ca 450-1100 (Vieil anglais) -- Histoire et critique.
Description xi, 237 pages illustrations, facsimiles, maps (on lining papers) 22 cm
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A critical study of the background and achievements of English literature from its origins in the sixth century to its continuing influence after the Norman Conquest.
Contents I. The beginnings of a prose tradition -- II. Alfredian and other ninth-century prose -- III. Ælfric, Wulfstan, and other late prose -- IV. Some remarks on the nature and quality of Old English poetry -- V. Secular heroic poetry -- VI. The Christian saint as hero -- VII. Christ as poetic hero -- VIII. Old Testament narrative poetry -- IX. Miscellaneous religious and secular poetry -- X. Lore and wisdom -- XI. Elegiac poetry.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)342363
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Greenfield, Stanley B.
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