Atkinson, David: The English Traditional Ballad (Ashgate Books) Hardback


Catalogue No: 9780754606345

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Subtitle: Theory, Method, & Practice Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

Department: Biographies & Reference - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; General editor's preface; Introduction: accessing ballad tradition; The lover's tasks in 'The Unquiet Grave'; Comic ballads and married life; Incest and 'Edward'; Motivation, gender, and talking birds; Magical corpses; and the discovery of murder; An English ballad tradition?; Bibliography; Discography; Index of ballads and songs; General index.