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Author: Michael D. C. Drout, Professor Michael Drout Narrator: Michael D. C. Drout, Professor Michael Drout Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781470381813
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In this course, Professor Michael D. C. Drout traces literature back to its ultimate sources in oral tradition. Drout shows us how works as varied as the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Finnish Kalevala, and epic songs from the former Yugoslavia were shaped by their origins as songs sung - and composed - before a live audience. Understanding the oral roots of these great works lets us see them in a whole new light. From classical texts to contemporary digital media, Drout demonstrates how the dynamics of oral tradition shape the verbal art that makes us who we are. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Michael D. C. Drout is the Prentice Professor of English and former chair of the department of English at Wheaton College. He is an author and editor specializing in Anglo-Saxon, medieval, science fiction, and fantasy literature, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.