In the 1930s, Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord, two pioneering scholars of oral poetry, conducted adventurous fieldwork in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and northern Albania, collecting singularly important examples of Albanian epic song. This book presents these materials, which have not previously been published, for the first time. It provides a complete catalogue of the Albanian texts and recordings collected by Parry and Lord; a selection of twelve of the most significant texts, including the longest Albanian epic ever collected, in Albanian with accompanying English translations; four essays contextualizing the materials and outlining their significance; and an assortment of related photographs and documents.

Wild Songs, Sweet Songs : The Albanian Epic in the Collections of Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord / [a cura di] N. Scaldaferri. - Cambridge : Center for Hellenic Studies - Harvard University Press, 2021. - ISBN 978-0-674-27133-3.

Wild Songs, Sweet Songs : The Albanian Epic in the Collections of Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord

N. Scaldaferri
2021

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In the 1930s, Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord, two pioneering scholars of oral poetry, conducted adventurous fieldwork in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and northern Albania, collecting singularly important examples of Albanian epic song. This book presents these materials, which have not previously been published, for the first time. It provides a complete catalogue of the Albanian texts and recordings collected by Parry and Lord; a selection of twelve of the most significant texts, including the longest Albanian epic ever collected, in Albanian with accompanying English translations; four essays contextualizing the materials and outlining their significance; and an assortment of related photographs and documents.
Albanian epic; Milman Parry; Albert B. Lord; epic songs; North Albania; Milman Parry Collection; oral tradition
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Wild Songs, Sweet Songs : The Albanian Epic in the Collections of Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord / [a cura di] N. Scaldaferri. - Cambridge : Center for Hellenic Studies - Harvard University Press, 2021. - ISBN 978-0-674-27133-3.
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