Writing Aloud Storytelling in Late Medieval England
- List Price: $37.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 08/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780252024030
- ISBN10: 0252024036
Focusing on works composed at the crossroads of oral tradition and canonical literature, Nancy Mason Bradbury overturns a widespread critical view that oral transmission violates the integrity of written texts. Most medieval English romances either reflect or imitate the conditions of oral performance, and Bradbury skillfully demonstrates the importance of performance to their narrative art.