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The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology

The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology (Paperback)

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... excellent book... " -The Classical Outlook



... brief and readable... There is good tonic in these pages for the serious student of oral tradition... a remarkable book." -Asian Folklore Studies



The bibliography is a boon for students and faculty at any level who are curious about the nature, composition, and performance of oral poetry." -Choice



... concise, evolutionary account... " -Religious Studies Review



As ever, Professor Foley's conscientious scholarship and sound judgements combine to make a further substantial contribution to the field." -E. C. Hawkesworth, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, The Slavonic Review



Foley is probably the only scholar who is in a position even to suggest the extent of what we should know to work in this area." -Speculum



Foley's survey stands as a fitting tribute to the achievements of Parry and Lord and as a sure guide to future productive work in the field." -Journal of American Folklore



... detailed and informative study... We are fortunate that John Foley chose to write this book."-Motif



... Theory of Oral Composition... detailed account written in an elegant style which could serve equally as a textbook for college and graduate students and as a reference tool for scholars already in the field." -Olifant



As an `introductory history,' The Theory of Oral Composition accomplishes its purpose admirably. It has the capacity to arouse interest on the part of the uninitiated." -Anthropologica



Presents the first history of the new field of oral-formulaic theory, which arose from the pioneering research of Milman Parry and Albert Lord on the Homeric poems.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemantics Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/06/1988 ISBN-13: 9780253204653  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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