Child's Unfinished Masterpiece: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads
Henigan, Julie, Western Folklore
Child's Unfinished Masterpiece: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. By Mary Ellen Brown. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. Pp. xi + 296, acknowledgments, preface, illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. $45.00 cloth.)
Ballad studies have been a staple of folklore and literary studies since Frances James Child and his students introduced the subject in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with Child's monumental collection The English and Scottish Popular Ballads as its touchstone - and sometimes its raison d'etre. Numerous articles have been published on Child's collection, as well as on his presumed assumptions, but curiously diese …
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Publication information: Article title: Child's Unfinished Masterpiece: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Contributors: Henigan, Julie - Author. Journal title: Western Folklore. Volume: 71. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2012. Page number: 183+. © California Folklore Society Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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