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Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions
 

Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Atkinson, David
By Roud, Steve

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In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into street literature - that is, the cheap printed broadsides and chapbooks that poured from the presses of jobbing printers from the late sixteenth ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138269477
Barcode 9781138269477
Published 25 November 2016 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
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ISBN-13 9781138269477
ISBN-10 1138269476
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 25 November 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Atkinson, David
By Roud, Steve
Category Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Number of Pages 306
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 821.0440908
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into street literature - that is, the cheap printed broadsides and chapbooks that poured from the presses of jobbing printers from the late sixteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth. Not only are some traditional singers known to have learned songs from printed sources, but most of the songs were composed by professional writers and reached the populace in printed form. Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America engages with the long-running debate over the origin of traditional songs by examining street literature s interaction with, and influence on, oral traditions.

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Author's Bio

David Atkinson is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, UK. Steve Roud is an independent scholar in the UK.

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