Singer of Tales

ISBN-10: 0674808819

ISBN-13: 9780674808812

Edition: 1997

List price: $17.95
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This 40th anniversary edition of Albert Lords classic work includes a unique enhancement: a CD containing the original audio recordings of all the passages of heroic songs quoted in the book; a video publication of the kinescopic filming of the most valued of the singers; and selected photographs taken during Milman Parrys collecting trips in the Balkans. Parry began recording and studying a live tradition of oral narrative poetry in order to find an answer to the age-old Homeric Question: How had the author of the Iliad and Odyssey composed these two monumental epic poems at the very start of Europes literary tradition? Parrys, and with him Lords, enduring contribution--set forth in Lords The Singer of Tales--was to demonstrate the process by which oral poets compose. Now reissued with a new Introduction and an invaluable audio and visual record, this widely influential book is newly enriched to better serve everyone interested in the art and craft of oral literature.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 319
Size: 5.91" wide x 7.87" long
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Poet and writer Stephen Mitchell attended Amherst College, the Sorbonne, and Yale University. He has been training in Zen mediation for more than 25 years. His book, Real Power, uses ancient wisdom to study power, the key to business. Mitchell also translated the Tao Te Ching.

The Theory
Introduction
Singers: Performance and Training
The Formula
The Theme
Songs and the Song
Writing and Oral Tradition
The Application
Homer
The Odyssey
The Iliad
Some Notes on Medieval Epic
Appendices
Notes
Index
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