This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
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.Review:
This seminal work...is now reissued, forty years after its first appearance, with a new introduction by Stephen Mitchell and Gregory Nagy and an accompanying CD-ROM...[the CD] itself...splendidly justifies the reprint...Here at last we can hear the quirky drone of the gusle and the sing-song chant of the poets themselves, as they intone "The Song of Baghdad' or 'The Wedding of Smailagic Meho." The initial effect is disconcerting, but quickly becomes addictive. -- Alan Griffiths Times Literary Supplement
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harvard University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0674002830 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0253135
Book Description Harvard University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110674002830
Book Description Harvard University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674002830