9780674002838-0674002830-The Singer of Tales

The Singer of Tales

ISBN-13: 9780674002838
ISBN-10: 0674002830
Edition: 2nd
Author: Lord, Albert B.
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 307 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674002838
ISBN-10: 0674002830
Edition: 2nd
Author: Lord, Albert B.
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 307 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Lord, Albert B. wrote The Singer of Tales comprising 307 pages back in 2000. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674002830 and 9780674002838. Since then The Singer of Tales textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.70 or rent at the marketplace.

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This 40th anniversary edition of Albert Lord's classic work includes a unique enhancement: a CD containing the original audio recordings of all the passages of heroic songs quoted in the book; a video publication of the kinescopic filming of the most valued of the singers; and selected photographs taken during Milman Parry's collecting trips in the Balkans.

Parry began recording and studying a live tradition of oral narrative poetry in order to find an answer to the age-old Homeric Question: How had the author of the Iliad and Odyssey composed these two monumental epic poems at the very start of Europe's literary tradition? Parry's, and with him Lord's, enduring contribution--set forth in Lord's The Singer of Tales--was to demonstrate the process by which oral poets compose.

Now reissued with a new Introduction and an invaluable audio and visual record, this widely influential book is newly enriched to better serve everyone interested in the art and craft of oral literature.

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