The Singer of Tales (Mixed media product)
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Short Description for The Singer of Tales This edition includes a CD containing the original audio recordings of all the passages of heroic songs quoted in the book, and a video publication of the kinescopic filming of the most valued of the singers, and selected photographs taken during the Milman Parry's collecting trips in the Balkans.
- Published: 19 May 2000
- Format: Mixed media product 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780674002838 ISBN 10: 0674002830
- Sales rank: 370,510
Full description for The Singer of Tales
This 40th anniversary edition of Albert Lord's classic work includes a CD containing the original audio recording 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 Parry's 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 Europe's literary tradition? Parry's, and with him Lord's, enduring contribution - set forth in Lord's "The Singer of Tales" - was to demonstrate the process by which oral poets compose. Now reissued with a new introduction and an audio and visual record, this book should be of interest to those interested in the art and craft of oral literature.