The modern reader knows Old English poetry as a discrete number of poems, set up and printed in units punctuated as modern sentences, and with titles inserted by modern editors. Carol Braun Pasternack constructs a reading of the poetry that takes into account the format of the verse as it exists in the manuscripts. In a detailed analysis, which takes up issues current in poststructuralist theory, she argues that the idea of qverse sequencesq should replace the qpoemq and qimplied traditionq should replace the idea of qthe authorq.The divine power that will supersede all narrative incident appears in the form of the writing on the wall and Daniela#39;s ... Daniel comes as drihtne gecoren (the one a#39; chosen by the Lorda#39;, 735b), the one who has on gaste godes craft micel (a#39;in [his]anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Textuality of Old English Poetry|
|Author||:||Carol Braun Pasternack|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1995-07-20|