The Singer of Tales

The Singer of Tales

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Demonstrating the process by which oral poets compose, this book provides an audio and visual record of a live tradition of oral narrative poetry.What marks of formulaic technique and of thematic structure does examination of the Homeric poems reveal? ... The task before the ancient Greek bards was not easy, and one should have the most profound respect for their accomplishment in creating a ... The only satisfactory way to analyze formulaic structure is the one which Parry used and which has been employed in Chapter Three of this book: to anbsp;...

Title:The Singer of Tales
Author:Albert Bates Lord, Stephen Arthur Mitchell, Gregory Nagy
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2000


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