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Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature On-Line

"The Milman Parry Collection is the largest single repository of South Slavic heroic song in the world. It comprises the following separate collections. All of these are currently housed in Widener Library, Room C...Milman Parry did not set out to establish one of the world''s preeminent collections of oral epics; that he did so was a by-product of his main purpose. By the early 1930s, he was carefully planning to set, as he himself wrote, "lore against literature" in a rational and scientific search for the mechanisms of oral poetry... "

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies
Publication City:  Washington DC