Lonesome Words: The Vocal Poetics of the Old English Lament and the African-American Blues Song - The New Middle Ages (Hardback)Margaret G. McGeachy (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
'Lonesome Words makes a strong contribution to comparative poetics in the typological rather than the genetic sense. McGeachy successfully explores a hierarchy of comparisons from verbal formulae to social and historical contexts for production in the Old English lament and the African-American blues song. In both corpora she examines themes of wandering, of exile and imprisonment, and of a lost but happier past, and the conclusions she draws from these comparisons are salient and comprehensive.' John Lewis, Associate Professor of English, Southern Methodist University
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