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Folklore Genres

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ISBN-10: 0292724373

ISBN-13: 9780292724372

Edition: 1976 (Reprint)

Authors: Dan Ben-Amos

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The essays inFolklore Genresrepresent development in folklore genre studies, diverging into literary, ethnographic, and taxonomic questions. The study as a whole is concerned with the concept of genre and with the history of genre theory. A selective bibliography provides a guide to analytical and theoretical works on the topic.The literary-oriented articles conceive of folklore forms, not as the antecedents of literary genres, but as complex, symbolically rich expressions. The ethnographically oriented articles, as well as those dealing with classification problems, reveal dimensions of folklore that are often obscured from the student reading the folklore text alone. It has long been…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1975
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.90" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English