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The Resource Anglo-Saxon culture and the modern imagination, edited by David Clark and Nicholas Perkins

Anglo-Saxon culture and the modern imagination, edited by David Clark and Nicholas Perkins

Label
Anglo-Saxon culture and the modern imagination
Title
Anglo-Saxon culture and the modern imagination
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Clark and Nicholas Perkins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An excellent collection... breaks new ground in many areas. Should make a substantial impact on the discussion of the contemporary influence of Anglo-Saxon Culture. Conor McCarthy, author of <I>Seamus Heaney and the Medieval Imagination</I><BR><BR> Britain's pre-Conquest past and its culture continues to fascinate modern writers and artists. From Henry Sweet's <I>Anglo-Saxon Reader</I> to Seamus Heaney's <I>Beowulf</I>, and from high modernism to the musclebound heroes of comic book and Hollywood, Anglo-Saxon England has been a powerful and often unexpected source of inspiration, antagonism, and reflection. The essays here engage with the ways in which the Anglo-Saxons and their literature have been received, confronted, and re-envisioned in the modern imagination. They offer fresh insights on established figures, such as W.H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Jones, and on contemporary writers such as Geoffrey Hill, Peter Reading, P.D. James, and Heaney. They explore the interaction between text, image and landscape in medieval and modern books, the recasting of mythic figures such as Wayland Smith, and the metamorphosis of <I>Beowulf</I> into <I>Grendel</I> - as a novel and as grand opera. The early medieval emerges not simply as a site of nostalgia or anxiety in modern revisions, but instead provides a vital arena for creativity, pleasure, and artistic experiment. <BR><BR> Contributors: Bernard O'Donoghue, Chris Jones, Mark Atherton, Maria Artamonova, Anna Johnson, Clare A. Lees, Sian Echard, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Allen J. Frantzen, John Halbrooks, Hannah J. Crawforth, Joshua Davies, Rebecca Anne Barr
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clark, David
  • Perkins, Nicholas
Series statement
Medievalism,
Series volume
v. 1
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  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • English literature
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • English literature
  • Altenglisch
  • Literatur
  • Angelsachsen
  • Kultur
  • Rezeption
  • Großbritannien
Label
Anglo-Saxon culture and the modern imagination, edited by David Clark and Nicholas Perkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774293910
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158858
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt169wp6p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774293910
Label
Anglo-Saxon culture and the modern imagination, edited by David Clark and Nicholas Perkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn774293910
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158858
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt169wp6p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774293910

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