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<i>The Ballad Collectors of North America: How Gathering Folksongs Transformed Academic Thought and American Identity</i> ed. by Scott B. Spencer (review)

The Ballad Collectors of North America: How Gathering Folksongs Transformed Academic Thought... Book Reviews 227 clude poems about the womb and the grave, th This e book contains 12 essays by 10 authors g(uy living and the dead, and wandering souls. l ogsdon and p aul J. Stamler wrote two apiece). in chapter 11, tarkka examines how the The subject is a little narrower than the title Vuokkiniemi rune s-ingers were literall-y be might lead one to believe: the emphasis is on tween two worlds, that of Finlan r d a ussi nd an collections made before 1940, and any collec- k arelia. As a result, they created poetry th tio atn s in languages other teh na gn lish receive reflected real historical events and life in t o h ne l y passing mentioe n. ditor Spencer leads o ff borderland through the symbolism of the ot w hi-th a historical background sketch and a pre- erworld. She draws examples from r lif eea l- view of the volume’s conten e r ts. ika b rad y fol- situations reflected in the poetry, such as thlo e ws with a thoughtful essay on F bra oanz s’ reindeer thieving of ru si n n e g -er m artiska http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

<i>The Ballad Collectors of North America: How Gathering Folksongs Transformed Academic Thought and American Identity</i> ed. by Scott B. Spencer (review)

Journal of American Folklore , Volume 130 (516) – May 3, 2017

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American Folklore Society
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
ISSN
1535-1882

Abstract

Book Reviews 227 clude poems about the womb and the grave, th This e book contains 12 essays by 10 authors g(uy living and the dead, and wandering souls. l ogsdon and p aul J. Stamler wrote two apiece). in chapter 11, tarkka examines how the The subject is a little narrower than the title Vuokkiniemi rune s-ingers were literall-y be might lead one to believe: the emphasis is on tween two worlds, that of Finlan r d a ussi nd an collections made before 1940, and any collec- k arelia. As a result, they created poetry th tio atn s in languages other teh na gn lish receive reflected real historical events and life in t o h ne l y passing mentioe n. ditor Spencer leads o ff borderland through the symbolism of the ot w hi-th a historical background sketch and a pre- erworld. She draws examples from r lif eea l- view of the volume’s conten e r ts. ika b rad y fol- situations reflected in the poetry, such as thlo e ws with a thoughtful essay on F bra oanz s’ reindeer thieving of ru si n n e g -er m artiska

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Journal of American FolkloreAmerican Folklore Society

Published: May 3, 2017

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