The Resource English poetry and Old Norse myth : a history, Heather O'Donoghue

English poetry and Old Norse myth : a history, Heather O'Donoghue

Label
English poetry and Old Norse myth : a history
Title
English poetry and Old Norse myth
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Heather O'Donoghue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the influence of Old Norse myth -- stories and poems about the familiar gods and goddesses of the pagan North -- on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Especial care is taken to determine the precise form in which these poets encountered the mythic material, so that the book traces a parallel history of the gradual dissemination of Old Norse mythic texts. Very many major poets were inspired by Old Norse myth. Some, for instance the Anglo-Saxon poet of Beowulf, or much later, Sir Walter Scott, used Old Norse mythic references to lend dramatic colour and apparent authenticity to their presentation of a distant Northern past. Others, like Thomas Gray, or Matthew Arnold, adapted Old Norse mythological poems and stories in ways which both responded to and helped to form the literary tastes of their own times. Still others, such as William Blake, or David Jones, reworked and incorporated celebrated elements of Norse myth -- valkyries weaving the fates of men, or the great World Tree Yggdrasill on which Odin sacrificed himself -- as personal symbols in their own poetry
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
821.009
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR508.M9
LC item number
O36 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
English poetry and Old Norse myth : a history, Heather O'Donoghue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890435178
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191789489
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37499828
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890435178
  • oso0191789488

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