How to Read an Oral Poem / Edition 1

How to Read an Oral Poem / Edition 1

by John Miles Foley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252070828

ISBN-13: 9780252070822

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252070822
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
527,057
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Pronunciation Key
Four Scenarios1
What the Oral Poets Say (in Their Own "Words")11
First WordWhat Is Oral Poetry?22
Second WordContexts and Reading58
Third WordBeing There: Performance Theory79
Fourth WordVerbal Art on Its Own Terms: Ethnopoetics95
Fifth WordTraditional Implications: Immanent Art109
Sixth WordA Poor Reader's Almanac125
Seventh WordReading Some Oral Poems146
Eighth WordAn Ecology of South Slavic Oral Poetry188
Post-Script219
Bibliography227
Index243

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