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Foley, John Miles

Overview
Works: 61 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 10,257 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Bibliography  History  Fiction  Narrative poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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Most widely held works by John Miles Foley
Traditional oral epic the Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian return song by John Miles Foley( )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation John Miles Foley offers an innovative and straightforward approach to the structural analysis of oral and oral-derived traditional texts. Professor Foley argues that to give the vast and complex body of oral "literature" its due, we must first come to terms with the endemic heterogeneity of traditional oral epics, with their individual histories, genres, and documents, as well as both the synchronic and diachronic aspects of their poetics.Until now, the emphasis in studies of oral traditional works has been placed on addressing the correspondences among traditions--shared structures of "formula," "theme," and "story-pattern."Traditional Oral Epicexplores the incongruencies among traditions and focuses on the qualities specific to certain oral and oral-derived works. It is certain to inspire further research in this field
Oral tradition and the internet pathways of the mind by John Miles Foley( )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The major purpose of this book is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind's oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the Internet. Despite superficial differences, both technologies are radically alike in depending not on static products but rather on continuous processes, not on "What?" but on "How do I get there?" In contrast to the fixed spatial organization of the page and book, the technologies of oral tradition and the Internet mime the way we think by processing along pathways within a network. In both media it's pathways--not things--that matter."--Publisher
How to read an oral poem by John Miles Foley( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion to ancient epic by John Foley( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic. It offers a multidisciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A key feature of the volume, designed to make the book as useful as possible, is the index of poems, poets, technical terms, important figures, and other relevant literary and artistic works. The Companion will be required reading for all students of ancient literature."--Jacket
The theory of oral composition : history and methodology by John Miles Foley( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral traditional literature : a Festschrift for Albert Bates Lord ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral tradition in literature : interpretation in context ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homer's traditional art by John Miles Foley( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Homer's Traditional Art, Foley addresses three crucially interlocking areas that lead us to a fuller appreciation of the Homeric poems. He first explores the reality of Homer as their actual author, examining historical and comparative evidence to propose that "Homer" is a legendary and anthropomorphic figure rather than a real-life author. He next presents the poetic tradition as a specialized and highly resonant language bristling with idiomatic implication. Finally, he looks at Homer's overall artistic achievement, showing that it is best evaluated via a poetics aimed specifically at works that emerge from oral tradition
Teaching oral traditions ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The singer of tales in performance by John Miles Foley( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immanent art : from structure to meaning in traditional oral epic by John Miles Foley( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral-formulaic theory and research : an introduction and annotated bibliography by John Miles Foley( Book )
11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's "The Canterbury tales" is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. It gathers twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman
Oral-formulaic theory : a folklore casebook ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performing the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark : essays dedicated to Werner Kelber. ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparative research on oral traditions : a memorial for Milman Parry ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epea and Grammata : oral and written communication in ancient Greece ( Book )
14 editions published in 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De gustibus : essays for Alain Renoir ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf by Benjamin Bagby( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English, Old and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of King Hrothgar, the monster Grendal and the hero Beowulf, one of Europe's greatest epics. Anglo-Saxon epic, lines 1-1062
Approaches to Beowulfian scansion : four essays by John Miles Foley( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Foley, John M.
Foley, John Miles 1947-2012
Miles-Foley, John 1947-2012
Languages
English (184)
English, Old (4)
Dutch (1)
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