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Oral Poetry: An Introduction

Oral Poetry: An Introduction (Paperback)

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This book aims to provide an analytical study of the sources, the art and the presentation of oral, or spoken, poetry. Paul Zumthor, a literary theorist, discusses the development of oral poetry from antiquity to the present in all its aspects: the forms of oral poetry; the epic in the West, Africa and other parts of the globe; styles of performance across the world; roles played in oral poetry (the poet as interpreter, the listeners, the variable duration of oral poetry in time and space, etc.); and oral ritual actions from archaic times to the present.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsFilm, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesIndividual actors & performersFilm, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicConjuring & magicFilm, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicJugglingFilm, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicPageants, parades, festivals Publisher: University of Minnesota Press Publication Date: 08/06/1990 ISBN-13: 9780816617258  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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