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The Resource Lonesome words : the vocal poetics of the Old English lament and the African-American blues song, M.G. McGeachy

Lonesome words : the vocal poetics of the Old English lament and the African-American blues song, M.G. McGeachy

Label
Lonesome words : the vocal poetics of the Old English lament and the African-American blues song
Title
Lonesome words
Title remainder
the vocal poetics of the Old English lament and the African-American blues song
Statement of responsibility
M.G. McGeachy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The tenth-century Old English lament and twentieth-century blues song each speak the language of a distinct poetic tradition, yet the voices are remarkably similar in their emotive expression of loneliness. This innovative study juxtaposes the texts of each corpus to explore the features that characterize their vocal poetics. McGeachy examines how the texts evoke the dynamic of performance and explores the role of recording - in manuscript and on 78 rpm record - in establishing the distinctive formulas of each genre. Featured are a study of blues artist Robert Johnson's work and a comparison of two anthologies: the Exeter Book and the Folkways Anthology of American Folk Music."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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McGeachy, M. G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The new Middle Ages
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  • Elegiac poetry, English (Old)
  • Laments
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Oral tradition
  • Blues (Music)
  • Oral tradition
  • Loneliness in literature
Label
Lonesome words : the vocal poetics of the Old English lament and the African-American blues song, M.G. McGeachy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : don't the world seem lonely..
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Captivated performance.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Recording the formula.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Blues and trouble..sorg ond slaep (sorrow and sleep).
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • Anthologizing sorrow.
  • p. 99
  • Conclusion : strange yet familiar.
  • p. 117
  • App.
  • formulaic analysis of Robert Johnson's recorded blues.
  • p. 121
Control code
ocm62127957
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
182 p.
Isbn
9781403962911
Lccn
2005040189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Lonesome words : the vocal poetics of the Old English lament and the African-American blues song, M.G. McGeachy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : don't the world seem lonely..
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Captivated performance.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Recording the formula.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Blues and trouble..sorg ond slaep (sorrow and sleep).
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • Anthologizing sorrow.
  • p. 99
  • Conclusion : strange yet familiar.
  • p. 117
  • App.
  • formulaic analysis of Robert Johnson's recorded blues.
  • p. 121
Control code
ocm62127957
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
182 p.
Isbn
9781403962911
Lccn
2005040189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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