Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1984

Publication Source

The Journal of American Folklore

Volume

97

Issue

384

Start Page

227

Last Page

228

DOI

10.2307/540193

Abstract

For aficionados of the epic, to be in London between the summer of 1964 and the winter of 1972 must have been very exhilarating. During that period the London Seminar on Epic convened 31 times to hear lectures on diverse epics from both nearby and remote cultures, delivered by specialists of these poetic narratives and their literary traditions. The 12 articles that constitute the present volume are partial result of the seminar work. They are devoted to the "heroic and/or epic traditions in general terms," while a second volume, planned for the future, will include "detailed investigation, quoting original texts, of problems of diction, prosody and versification, observations on voice-production of bards" (p. 1), and similar concerns.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Published as Review by Ben-Amos, D. Reviewed work: Traditions of Heroic and Epic Poetry, Volume One: The Traditions. The Journal of American Folklore 97(384), 227-228. © 1984 by the American Folklore Society.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017

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