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Author Bailey, Matthew, 1955-

Title The poetics of speech in the medieval Spanish epic / Matthew Bailey

Publ Info Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2010]
 PC  PQ6088 .B35 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PQ6088 .B35 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PQ6088 .B35 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 147 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The critical response to oral composition -- Learned culture -- The Cantar de Mio Cid -- The Poema de Fernán González -- The Mocedades de Rodrigo
Note "The Poetics of Speech in the Medieval Spanish Epic explores the composition of manuscript texts in thirteenth-century Spain. Of the vernacular epic poems originating with the minstrels of this era, only three full-length works remain: Cantar de Mio Cid, Poema de Fernán González, and Mocedades de Rodrigo, all preserved and recorded by members of the clergy. By analyzing expressive traits found in these three poems, Matthew Bailey links them to the cognitive processes that take place in the minds of speakers as narration unfolds
In Latin and other vernacular texts from the same period, authors identify their sources as oral, describe oral compositional techniques, and detail modes of processing texts in medieval monastic environments. Using the information provided by these details, as well as a close technical reading of the three epic poems, Bailey incorporates the methodologies and concepts of discourse analysis in an examination of expression in the Spanish epic and points convincingly to oral composition as the initial step in text creation for the period."--pub. desc
In English with some instances of Spanish
LC subject Epic poetry, Spanish -- History and criticism
Spanish poetry -- To 1500 -- History and criticism
ISBN 9781442641563