A Life Both Public and Private

Expressions of Individuality in Old English Poetry

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WINTER 2018-2019

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About the Book

The concept of the individual or the self, central in so many modern-day contexts, has not been investigated in depth in the Anglo-Saxon period. Focusing on Old English poetry, the author argues that a singular, Anglo-Saxon sense of self may be found by analyzing their surviving verse. The concept of the individual, with an identity outside of her community, is clearly evident during this period, and the widely accepted view that the individual as we understand it did not really exist until the Renaissance does not stand up to scrutiny.

About the Author(s)

Brent R. LaPadula is an educator and independent scholar working in the public school system in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Bibliographic Details

Brent R. LaPadula
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7395-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3347-3
Imprint: McFarland