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Author Rogers, Edith Randam, 1924-

Title The perilous hunt : symbols in Hispanic and European balladry / Edith Randam Rogers.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015], ©1980.


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Physical description 1 online resource (188 pages).
Series Studies in Romance languages ; 22
Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ; 22.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyrights; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Arcadia and Apocalypse: The Hunt; 3. Measure and Mock-Up: Games; 4. A Symbol for All Seasons: Clothing; 5. A Buffer for a Taboo: Combing; 6. A Case of Vested Interest: Magic Music; 7. Metempsychosis or Miracle: Transformations in Conde Olinos; Notes; Bibliography; Title Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X.
Summary In the symbolic language of ballads, a lady's costly dress tells of the beauty of the body beneath it or of the wearer's happiness; a lost hawk or hound foreshadows the hunter's fate long before the plot reaches a turning point. In her original and far-reaching study of such familiar narrative elements, Edith Randam Rogers adds much to our understanding of poetic expression in the ballad tradition. In focusing on individual motifs as they appear in different ballads, different languages, and different periods, Rogers proves the existence of a reliable lingua franca of symbolism in European ball.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Ballads -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Ballads, Spanish -- Spain -- History and criticism.
Symbolism in literature.
Comparative literature -- Themes, motives.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813164298 (electronic bk.)
081316429X (electronic bk.)