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  1. Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes
    An astonishingly rich oral epic that chronicles the early history of a Bedouin tribe, the Sirat Bani Hilal has been performed for almost a thousand years. In this ethnography of a contemporary community of professional poet-singers,... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
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  2. Heroic Sagas and Ballads
    In Heroic Sagas and Ballads, Stephen A. Mitchell examines the world of the medieval Icelandic legendary sagas and their legacy in...... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2016
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  3. The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun
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  4. The Mute Immortals Speak
    The Mute Immortals Speak will be important for students and scholars in the fields of Middle Eastern literatures, Islamic studies, folklore, oral literature...... Learn More
    Published: 29th September 2010
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  5. Ariadne's Thread
    From Cinderella to The Boy Who Cried Wolf to The Dragon Slayer to the Judgment of Solomon, certain legends, myths, and folktales are part of the oral tradition in countries around the world. In addition to their pervasiveness,... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2009
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  6. Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom
    Like the male heroes of epic poetry, Helen of Troy has been immortalized, but not for deeds of strength and honor; she is remembered as the beautiful woman who disgraced herself and betrayed her family and state. Norman Austin... Learn More
    Published: 28th April 1994
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  7. The Odyssey in Athens
    A study in poetic interaction, The "Odyssey" in Athens explores the ways in which narrative structure and parallels within and between epic poems create or disclose meaning. Erwin F. Cook also broadens the scope of this intertextual... Learn More
    Published: 16th November 1995
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  8. Masks of Authority
    Exploring a variety of literary texts representing different poetic genres, Claude Calame, an internationally known classicist, draws the lineaments of a real history of the means used by ancient Greek poets to create in their... Learn More
    Published: 17th March 2005
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  9. The Anger of Achilles
    "Menis opens for consideration an immense range of significant poetic possibilities, not the least of which is that of an ethical sense for the term."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Henceforth no one will be able to claim that... Learn More
    Published: 26th June 1996
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  10. After Antiquity
    With the publication of Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, widely considered a classic in Modern Greek studies and in collateral fields, Margaret Alexiou established herself as a major intellectual innovator on the interconnections... Learn More
    Published: 24th June 2002
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  11. Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey
    One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 1994
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  12. Singing the Past
    Oral epic poetry is still performed by Turkic singers in Central Asia. On trips to the region, Karl Reichl collected heroic poems from the Uzbek, Kazakh, and Karakalpak oral traditions. Through a close analysis of these Turkic... Learn More
    Published: 27th June 2000
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  13. Mothers in Mourning

    Mothers in Mourning

    Written by Nicole Loraux, Translated by Corinne Pache

    Series Myth and Poetics

    Cornell University Press

    "Nicole Loraux brilliantly elucidates how Athenian politics were 'gendered' in the Classical period. She investigates the Athenian state's interdiction of ritualized mourning by women, in a city where public mourning constituted... Learn More
    Published: 29th January 1998
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  14. Poetry in Speech
    Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the... Learn More
    Published: 13th March 1997
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  15. Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India
    In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the... Learn More
    Published: 20th June 1996
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  16. The Singer Resumes the Tale

    The Singer Resumes the Tale

    Written by Albert B. Lord, Edited by Mary Louise Lord

    Series Myth and Poetics

    Cornell University Press

    Does thinking differ in western and non-western cultures. Read the results as a team of philosophers, psychologists, theologians, anthropologists and narrativises grapple with the question... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 1995
    Hardback | £77.00
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