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Serbocroatian Heroic Songs, Volume 3: The Wedding of Smailagić Meho

Serbocroatian Heroic Songs, Volume 3: The Wedding of Smailagić Meho

Edited and translated by Albert B. Lord and David E. Bynum

ISBN 9780674801639

Publication date: 01/01/1974

In researching this collection, Milman Parry set out to test the theories he had evolved on oral epic, theories that were to introduce a new era of Homeric scholarship. In the Balkans, one of the few areas where a living tradition of oral heroic poetry was still to be found, he observed firsthand how unlettered singers composed their poems, and collected more than 1200 hours of poetic performance from the most experienced bards. Comprising representative texts and translations from the Parry Collection, this series records the South Slavic tradition.

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  • Harvard University Press
  • Compiled by Milman Parry

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