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Street ballads in nineteenth-century Britain, Ireland, and North America : the interface between print and oral traditions

Author: David Atkinson; Stephen Roud
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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'. Not only are some traditional singers known  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Atkinson; Stephen Roud
ISBN: 9781472427410 1472427416
OCLC Number: 872653811
Description: xvi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Steve Roud --
Was there really a "mass extinction of old ballads" in the Romantic period? / David Atkinson --
Birmingham broadsides and oral tradition / Roy Palmer --
The Newcastle song chapbooks / Peter Wood --
Forgotten broadsides and the song tradition of Scots travellers / Chris Wright --
Welsh balladry and literacy / Ffion Mair Jones --
Ballads and ballad singers: Samuel Lover's tour of Dublin in 1830 / John Moulden --
Henry J. Wehman and cheap print in late nineteenth-century America / Norm Cohen --
"I'd have you to buy it and learn it": Sabine Baring-Gould, his fellow collectors, and street literature / Martin Graebe --
The popular ballad and the book trade: "Bateman's tragedy" versus "The demon lover" / David Atkinson --
Mediating Maria Marten: comparative and contextual studies of the red barn ballads / Thomas Pettitt --
"Old Brown's daughter": re-contextualizing a "locally" composed Newfoundland folk song / Anna Kearney Guigné.
Responsibility: edited by David Atkinson and Steve Roud.

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