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Foley, John Miles

Overview
Works: 63 works in 271 publications in 3 languages and 10,464 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Bibliography  History  Fiction  Narrative poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Miles Foley
How to read an oral poem by John Miles Foley( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of oral composition : history and methodology by John Miles Foley( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral traditional literature : a Festschrift for Albert Bates Lord( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional oral epic : the Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian return song by John Miles Foley( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Epic explores 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 in literature : interpretation in context( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's traditional art by John Miles Foley( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Traditional Art represents a disentangling of the interwoven strands of orality, textuality, and verbal art. It shows how we can learn to appreciate how Homer's art succeeds not in spite of the oral tradition in which it was composed but rather through its unique agency
A companion to ancient epic by John Foley( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 510 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
Teaching oral traditions( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 474 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 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immanent art : from structure to meaning in traditional oral epic by John Miles Foley( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 409 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 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a recording of Chaucer's work, which begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale, "Shall have a supper at our aller cost/ When that we come again from Canterbury."
Oral-formulaic theory : a folklore casebook( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark : essays dedicated to Werner Kelber.( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative research on oral traditions : a memorial for Milman Parry( Book )

12 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 )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral tradition and the internet : pathways of the mind by John Miles Foley( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 218 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
De gustibus : essays for Alain Renoir( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Benjamin Bagby( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English, Old and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of King Hrothgar, the monster Grendal and the hero Beowulf -- one of Europe's greatest epics. Benjamin Bagby recites the entire Anglo-Saxon epic, lines 1-1062, accompanying himself on an authentic Anglo-Saxon harp
Approaches to Beowulfian scansion : four essays by John Miles Foley( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How to read an oral poem
Alternative Names
Foley, John M.

Foley, John Miles 1947-2012

Miles-Foley, John 1947-2012

جان مایلز فولی

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The theory of oral composition : history and methodologyTraditional oral epic : the Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian return songHomer's traditional artA companion to ancient epicTeaching oral traditionsThe singer of tales in performanceThe Canterbury talesPerforming the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark : essays dedicated to Werner Kelber.Epea and Grammata : oral and written communication in ancient Greece