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

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

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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

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsMusic & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" music Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 28/11/2008 ISBN-13: 9781403962911  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MARGARET G. MCGEACHY is Assistant Professor of English at D'Youville College in New York, USA.

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