Review: Singers and Tales: Oral Tradition and the Roots of Literature

Singers and Tales: Oral Tradition and the Roots of Literature Singers and Tales: Oral Tradition and the Roots of Literature by Michael D.C. Drout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm a huge fan of Drout's work. This is his 8th or so Modern Scholar production and he's just a joy to listen to. He's always excited and engaged with the course he is presenting and he has many different asides that make it feel like each lecture is a conversation. This lecture series brings a lot of insight into oral tradition, what we assume about it, what it really is, and how it is different from and informs the written tradition. What's great about Drout is that he covers a good range of literature and does his best to go beyond his own comfort zone of training to explore non-Western traditions of oral tradition.

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