The Singer of Tales in Performance

The Singer of Tales in Performance

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qA great book... q -- Choice q... a groundbreaking work of scholarship... q -- Asian Folklore Studies qThis extremely fascinating study opens an important chapter in the ethnography of speech, briliantly confirming the views advanced by Dell Hymes, Albert Lord and Richard Baumann.q -- The Journal of Indo-European Studies Building on his work in Traditional Oral Epic and Immanent Art, John Foley dissolves the perceived barrier between qoralq and qwritten, q creating a composite theory from oral-formulaic theory and the ethnography of speaking and ethnopoetics. qa€ba groundbreaking work of scholarship that clears the path for solving the perennial problem of the interpretation of oral-derived texts. The book will be of immense value to students of folklore and literature, and to those seriously interested in the interface of the two traditionally divided disciplines.q -- Asian Folklore StudiesThe final segment will offer a brief and simplified aquot;how-toaquot; manual for decoding the rhetorical reflexes of traditional performance features and strategies, as a brief prelude to larger-scale applications to follow. Our aim in the present chapter thusanbsp;...

Title:The Singer of Tales in Performance
Author:John Miles Foley
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1995-01


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