The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in Britain. His account of this tradition has two parallel aims, one specifically literary - to investigate the ballad as oral literature - and one broadly ethnographic - to set the regional tradition in its social context. Dr Buchan ...

The Ballad and the Folk 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138842205

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The Ballad and the Folk 1997, Tuckwell Press Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781898410676

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The Ballad and the Folk 1972, Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN-13: 9780710073228

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