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Lonesome Words The Vocal Poetics of the Old English Lament and the African-American Blues Song

McGeachy, M. G.

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ISBN 10: 140396291X / ISBN 13: 9781403962911
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Title: Lonesome Words The Vocal Poetics of the Old ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

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The tenth-century Old English lament and twentieth-century blues song each speak the language of a distinct poetic tradition, yet the voices are remarkably similar in their emotive expression of loneliness. This innovative study juxtaposes the texts of each corpus to explore the features that characterize their vocal poetics

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MARGARET G. MCGEACHY is Assistant Professor of English at D'Youville College in New York, USA.

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