Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In preliterate societies poetry rarely exists apart from melody to which it is chanted or sung, the two elements forming an indissoluble whole except for purposes of analysis. Students of literature will find this work a stimulating and provocative study of the origins of poetry. Five stages in the evolutionary process of primitive song are recognized by the author: first, the single meaningless line, like that of the Yamana; second, the single intelligible line, which is often repeated to make its impact felt; third, lines accumulated either in a straightforward sequence or to make a single stanza; fourth, stanzas accumulated as the accompanying dance is repeated, or single lines expanded into larger units; and fifth, the accumulation of stanzas and the arrangement of songs into coherent sections or cycles.
Título: Primitive Song
Editorial: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR008133440