A History of European Versification

Author: Mikhail Leonovich Gasparov,Gerald Stanton Smith,Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198158793

Category: Law

Page: 334

View: 1779

When we read a poem composed in blank iambic pentameter, it reminds us of Shakespeare. When we read a poem composed in long lines without rhyme or rhythm, we think of Whitman. In this ground-breaking study of the history of European versification, M. L. Gasparov shows how such chains of association link the poetry of numerous languages and diverse ages. Examining poetry written in 30 languages (from Irish to Belorussian) and over several millennia (from classical Latin and Greek to the experiments of the contemporary avant-garde), the book traces the ways in which the poetry of English, French, Russian, Greek and other European languages has developed from a single common Indo-European source. The account is liberally illustrated with verse examples, both in their original languages and in translation.

Deutsche Metrik

eine historische Einführung

Author: Christian Wagenknecht

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406557316

Category: German language

Page: 172

View: 9385


Russian Writers on Translation

An Anthology

Author: Brian James Baer,Natalia Olshanskaya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317640020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 2935

Since the early eighteenth century, following Peter the Great’s policy of forced westernization, translation in Russia has been a very visible and much-discussed practice. Generally perceived as an important service to the state and the nation, translation was also viewed as a high art, leading many Russian poets and writers to engage in literary translation in a serious and sustained manner. As a result, translations were generally regarded as an integral part of an author’s oeuvre and of Russian literature as a whole. This volume brings together Russian writings on translation from the mid-18th century until today and presents them in chronological order, providing valuable insights into the theory and practice of translation in Russia. Authored by some of Russia’s leading writers, such as Aleksandr Pushkin, Fedor Dostoevskii, Lev Tolstoi, Maksim Gorkii, and Anna Akhmatova, many of these texts are translated into English for the first time. They are accompanied by extensive annotation and biographical sketches of the authors, and reveal Russian translation discourse to be a sophisticated and often politicized exploration of Russian national identity, as well as the nature of the modern subject. Russian Writers on Translation fills a persistent gap in the literature on alternative translation traditions, highlighting the vibrant and intense culture of translation on Europe’s ‘periphery’. Viewed in a broad cultural context, the selected texts reflect a nuanced understanding of the Russian response to world literature and highlight the attempts of Russian writers to promote Russia as an all-inclusive cultural model.

The history of modern Europe

with an account of the decline and fall of the Roman empire ; and a view of the progress of society, from the rise of the modern kingdoms to the peace of Paris in 1763, in a series of letters from a nobleman to his son

Author: William Russell,Charles Coote

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: N.A

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The History of Modern Europe, Part II

From the Peace of Westphalia, in 1648, to the Peace of Paris, in 1763 : with a View of the Progress of Society Duing the Present Century, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to His Son

Author: William Russell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: N.A

View: 2376


Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Generalia, language and literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

ISBN: 9781856043007

Category: Reference

Page: 1186

View: 7944

From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

Meter, Rhythm, and Performance

Author: Christoph Küper

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 476

View: 7530

This volume includes most papers read at the International Conference on "Meter, Rhythm and Performance" held at the University of Vechta, Germany, in May 1999. This metrics conference set out to break new ground in two respects. It was the first

A New History of English Metre

Author: Martin J. Duffell

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 1905981910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 8227

In the hundred years since the last major history of English metre was published dramatic changes have occurred in both the way that poets versify in English and the way that scholars analyse verse. 'Free' verse is now firmly established alongside regular metre, and linguistics, statistics, and cognitive theory have contributed to the analysis of both. This new study covers the history of English metre up to the twenty-first century and compares a variety of modern theories to explain it. The result is a concise and up-to-date guide to metre for all students and teachers of English poetry.

A Handbook of the Troubadours

Author: F. R. P. Akehurst,Judith M. Davis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 502

View: 2913

"The Handbook provides an extensive apprenticeship tour into medieval Occitan studies, illustrating richly their challenges and rewards. A wonderful resource for the novice as well as the specialist, a vast mine of up-to-date information."—Michel-André Bossy, editor of Medieval Debate Poetry "This work will certainly be a must for every scholar working on the troubadours, and perhaps also for non-specialist medievalists. Its attention to the nitty-gritty of scholarship—manuscripts, editing, language, rhetoric, etc.—is what makes it so unique and helpful. It will be on the top of my bibliography when I teach the troubadours."—Stephen G. Nichols, author of Romanesque Signs

The History of English Poetry

From the Close of the Eleventh Century to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century. To which are Prefixed, Three Dissertations: 1. Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe. 2. On the Introduction of Learning Into England. 3. On the Gesta Romanorum

Author: Thomas Warton

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 536

View: 9316



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oriental philology

Page: N.A

View: 1402

Includes a later edition of the Proceedings of the 1st congress: Comprenant le sommaire des travaux de la première peŕiode et les mémoires in extenso de la seconde période.