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Titel: The critics and the ballad.
Einband: Soft cover
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press,1973. Paperback. xii,284 pp. Condition : very good. ISBN 0809306476[KEYWORDS: LITERARY CRITICISM, literary criticism. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16154
A book of readings has long been needed to supplement the many collections of ballads on the market. The essays included in this volume have been carefully selected to make available in one volume many of the basic studies that previously lay widely scattered in the journal literature. They offer the reader a clear view into major areas of ballad scholarship, introduce him to the latest ideas in the field of folksong, and give him an insight into ballads that goes far beyond amateur enthusiasm and entertainment. All the essays are written by internationally recognized authorities, and in each case have become standard statements of the particular thesis they argue.
All the essays deal with theory—i.e., with ballad origins, variation, transmission, artistic atmosphere, and music and meter. Each essay is, in the opinion of the editors, important and at the same time difficult for students and seriously interested amateurs to locate. No effort has been made to include materials that are presently in wide distribution or deal with the more technical aspects of ballad scholarship.
Über den Autor:
MacEdward Leach, Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, is an internationally known medievalist and folklorist. He has been Secretary-Treasurer of the American Folklore Society for twenty-five years.
Tristram P. Coffin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and a specialist in the ballad. His published works include The British Traditional Ballad in North America and Ancient Ballads Traditionally Sung in New England (with Helen H. Flanders and Bruno Nettl).
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