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Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


The ‘Other Half’

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the current trends of understanding of the metre which are not dactylo-epitrite. West follows Snell, whose analysis as aeolic embraces curious forms and does not make clear ... More


Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of the various relationships between verse and prose in a series of Old Norse-Icelandic saga narratives. It shows how the interplay of skaldic verse, with its metrical intricacy ... More


Milton's Grand Style

Christopher Ricks

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198120902
eISBN:
9780191671289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198120902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Milton's Grand Style has been vigorously attacked in the 20th century and beyond, and this book is an attempt to refute Milton's detractors by showing the delicacy and subtlety which is to be found ... More


The Genesis of a Saga Narrative: Verse and Prose in Kormaks Saga

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117834
eISBN:
9780191671074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The origins of many of the Icelandic sagas have long been the subject of critical speculation and controversy. This book demonstrates that an investigation into the relationship between verse and ... More


The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This book explores the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through detailed readings of texts from the 17th century to the present. ... More


A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Carolyne Larrington

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is a comparative study 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 ... More


Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

We are still a long way from knowing how to read the rhythms of free verse, a poetry which has been largely neglected by metrical theory. This study indicates the strategies of reading needed if ... More


Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

David Quint

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Inside “Paradise Lost” opens up new readings and ways of reading John Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply ... More


Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Katharine Hodgson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is an examination of a poet whose career offers a case study in the complexities facing Soviet writers in the Stalin era. Ol′ga Berggol′ts (1910–1975) was a prominent Russian Soviet poet, ... More


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