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Abrahams, Roger D.


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Anglo-American folksong style : / [by] Roger D. Abrahams [and] George Foss.

Identifier: ML3553 .A27
Scope and Contents Introduction -- The art of folksong. Folk, popular, and sophisticated art ; Public and private expression -- The cycle of oral transmission and composition. Oral change ; Degenerative causes of change ; Rationalization and conventionalization ; Forgetting and emotion core ; Forgetting and negative tropisms ; Universationalization and localization ; Conventional elements ; Composition and recomposition of folksongs ; The question of literacy and record -- From ballad to lyric. Story-songs ;...

Deep down in the jungle..; : Negro narrative folklore from the streets of Philadelphia / [by] Roger D. Abrahams.

Identifier: GR103 .A2 1970
Scope and Contents With the growth of interest in folklore, it becomes increasingly evident that the presentation of a collection needs some rationale more than the fact that traditional materials have been collected and properly annotated. Much has been gathered and is now accessible through journals, archives, and lists. If a corpus of lore is not presented in some way, which bears new light on the process of word-of-mouth transmission, on traditional forms or expressions, or on the group among whom the lore...