Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. G. McGeachy
    Pages 9-25
  3. M. G. McGeachy
    Pages 27-60
  4. M. G. McGeachy
    Pages 99-115
  5. M. G. McGeachy
    Pages 117-120
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 121-182

About this book


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


Africa African America corpus English language music Old English performance poetics recording tradition

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73172-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-11765-6
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