Writing Aloud: Storytelling in Late Medieval England

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In this study, Nancy Bradbury presents a spectrum of medieval English romances that extends from the fragmentary remains of a predominantly oral tradition to a writerly work that proclaims its own place in the European tradition of canonical poetry. By focusing on works composed at the interface of oral and literary tradition, Bradbury tracks the movement of folkloric patterns from the shared culture of oral storytelling to the realm of elite literature.

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"Writing that is clear and unusually free of jargon. The book is a welcome addition to the study of Middle English romance." -- Velma Bourgeois Richmond, Speculum, A Journal of Medieval Studies

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