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Singer of Tales 3ed

by Albert Lord Center for Hellenic Studies
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Pbk 350 pages
AU$52.99 NZ$57.38
Product Status: Reprint Under Consideration
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First published in 1960, The Singer of Tales remains the fundamental study of the distinctive techniques and aesthetics of oral epic poetry—from South Slavic epic songs to the Iliad, Odyssey, Beowulf, and beyond. This edition offers a corrected text and is supplemented by an open-access website with audio recordings.
David F. Elmer is Professor of the Classics and Associate Curator of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature at Harvard University.