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New Light on Tony Harrison$
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Edith Hall

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266519

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.001.0001

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Metre and Memory (and Μνημοσύνη‎)

Metre and Memory (and Μνημοσύνη‎)

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(p.53) 6 Metre and Memory (and Μνημοσύνη‎)
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New Light on Tony Harrison
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Sandie Byrne

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0006

This chapter looks at Tony Harrison's self-appointed role as Bard and considers the significance of this in relation to Ancient and Classical Greek ideas about poetry and poets, particularly the public function of poetry and the relationship between poetry and memory.

Keywords:   Metre, Memory, Mnemosyne, bard

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