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Life Both Public and Private : Expressions of Individuality in Old English Poetry - (Paperback)

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LaPadula, a teacher and independent scholar, analyzes the concept of identity and self in Old English poetry and considers whether selfhood and individuality can be identified in Anglo-Saxon personalities and whether the individual was a psychological reality in the Anglo-Saxon world. He argues for the existence of a strong sense of individuality during that period and discusses how the public self-concept functioned in religious verse, namely Genesis B and The Dream of the Rood; how the narrators in The Wanderer and The Seafarer use memory to assess, reassess, and change their sense of self over time; the paradigm of the Anglo-Saxon communal trope and the individual self-concept within the scopas in Deor and Widsith; and the experience of Anglo-Saxon women of a personal-self, in texts like The Wife's Lament and Wulf and Eadwacer. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 190
Genre: Literary Criticism, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Medieval, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Brent R. Lapadula
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2018
TCIN: 53798692
UPC: 9781476673950
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-2610
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