Singers and Tales

Oral Tradition and the Roots of Literature
Author(s): Michael Drout
Imprint: Modern Scholar
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.63 hours)
Product Number: Z08736
Released: Sep 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781490633947
Narrator/s: Michael Drout
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In this course, Professor Michael D. C. Drout traces literature back to its ultimate sources in oral tradition. Drout shows us how works as varied as the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Finnish Kalevala, and epic songs from the former Yugoslavia were shaped by their origins as songs sung - and composed - before a live audience. Understanding the oral roots of these great works lets us see them in a whole new light. From classical texts to contemporary digital media, Drout demonstrates how the dynamics of oral tradition shape the verbal art that makes us who we are.

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Author(s): Michael Drout
Narrator(s): Michael Drout
Product Number UC0331
Released: Sep 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490633985

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