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I first came across lord's book in the late 1990s and it entirely reshaped my thinking on a project i was working on (a book on the origins of the qur'an, which eventually became 'an oral formulaic study of the qur'an' [http://amzn

Lord's work—and that of milman parry, with which it is so tightly interconnected—is so helpful because it not merely sets out a model of creation in performance based on literary analysis, but then proceeds to test that model through actual fieldwork on living oral cultures

The book is also invaluable for its study of the training and career of a young oral poet, as well as for it's application of oral formulaic analysis to cultures beyond greek and south slavic

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