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Folklore and Literature by Manuel da Costa Fontes

Folklore and Literature by Manuel da Costa Fontes
Folklore and Literature by Manuel da Costa Fontes
SKU: 219030019
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Studies in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Sephardic, and Hispanic Oral Traditions (SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture).
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Price: P400.00
Product Details
Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 335pp, 2000 edition

Others: All defects if any are formulated into pricing. May or may not have previous store stickers. Items were inspected but may still missed writings/inscriptions.


Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.

Folklore and Literature shows how modern folklore supplements an understanding of the early oral tradition and enhances the knowledge of the early literature. Besides documenting how writers incorporated folklore into their works, this book allows us to understand crucial passages whose learned authors took for granted a familiarity with the oral tradition, thus enabling us to restore those passages to their intended meaning.

Studying the vicissitudes of oral transmission in great detail, this is the first book exclusively dedicated to the relationship between folklore and literature in a Luso-Brazilian context, taking into account the pan-Hispanic and other traditions as well.

Some of the folkloric passages included are: Puputiriru; Celestina; El idolatra de Maria; Remando Vao Remadores; Barca Bela; Flerida; and Don Duarodos.