The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology
The Theory of Oral Composition presents a history of the field of oral-formulaic theory. Foley examines the roots of the theory in 19th-century philology and anthropology, documents the contributions of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, measures the effects of Lord's comparative extensions through the impact of The Singer of Tales, and considers important other contributions.
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Foley's text is a very thorough, detailed survey of oral-formulaic theory from its beginnings to his current time (the late 1980s). It's an excellent review of notable works, scholars and cultural ... Read full review