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Title Strange Likeness : the Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry
Published Oxford Scholarship Online 2006

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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents 'Ear for the sea-surge' : Pound's uses of Old English -- Anglo-Saxon anxieties : Auden and 'the barbaric poetry of the North" -- Edwin Morgan : dredging the whale-roads -- Old English escape routes : Seamus Heaney : the Caedmon of the North
Summary Strange Likeness examines how Old English was rediscovered by twentieth-century poets, and the uses to which they put that discovery in their own writing. Poets discussed include Ezra Pound, W.H. Auden, Edwin Morgan, and Seamus Heaney, whose translation of Beowulf is for the first time fully contextualized within the rest of his work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 -- Knowledge -- English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Knowledge -- English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100
Morgan, Edwin, 1920-2010 -- Knowledge -- English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Knowledge -- English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013.
Morgan, Edwin, 1920-2010.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Style
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English language.
American poetry.
English language -- Old English -- Style.
English poetry.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280752475
9781280752476
9780191707889
0191707880
9780199278329
0199278326