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Hávamál

Carolyne Larrington

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

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the wisdom and gnomic theme of the Old Norse poem Havamal. It suggests that the penetrating nature of the insights of this poem is unparalleled in Germanic wisdom literature. ... More


Dialogics and Allegory: The Wisdom Poem of Job 28

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the genre of Job 28 and the persona that the author creates by means of it. The designation “speculative wisdom poem” is perhaps not terribly evocative, but it serves well ... More


Common and Distinctive Elements in old Norse and old English Wisdom Poetry

Carolyne Larrington

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

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on wisdom poems in Old Icelandic and Old English. The most striking characteristic of Germanic wisdom poetry is the apparently unstructured nature ... More


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