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Author Watson, J. R. (John Richard), 1934-

Title The English hymn : a critical and historical study / J.R. Watson
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 552 pages)
Summary Why do people sing hymns? Are hymns poetry? What makes a good hymn? The author discusses the nature of hymns and their particular appeal, examines the English hymn as a literary form, and systematically describes its development through four centuries, from the Reformation to the mid-twentieth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-546) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hymns, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191520489 (electronic bk.)
9780191520488 (electronic bk.)