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Life Both Public and Private : Expressions of Individuality in Old English Poetry - (Paperback)
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The concept of the individual or the self, central in so many modern-day contexts, has not been investigated in depth in the Anglo-Saxon period. Focusing on Old English poetry, the author argues that a singular, Anglo-Saxon sense of self may be found by analyzing their surviving verse. The concept of the individual, with an identity outside of her community, is clearly evident during this period, and the widely accepted view that the individual as we understand it did not really exist until the Renaissance does not stand up to scrutiny.
Number of Pages: 162
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, History, Social Science
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Brent R. Lapadula
Street Date: October 19, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-2610
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