Table of contents for Fragments and meaning in traditional song : from the blues to the Baltic / by Mary-Ann Constantine & Gerald Porter ; with a foreword by Barre Toelken.

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Foreword                                                     vii
Preface                                                      xi
Acknowledgements                                             xv
Text I                                                        1
Introduction                                                  3
Text II                                                      19
1. Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms               21
Text III                                                     51
2. Singing the unspeakable                                   53
Text IV                                                      75
3. 'God was in France all Friday': incoherence from the inside  77 
Text V                                                      99
4. Sea-changes: minimal texts as regenerative forms         101
Text VI                                                     123
5. Forgetting as in(ter)vention: memory and context in very
short songs                                             125
Text VII                                                   141
6. Beating time: resistance and the subaltern voice in prison
work songs                                              143
Text VIII                                                   155
7. Fragments and fringes: the view from the centre          157
Text IX                                                     185
8. The intertextuality of the song fragment                 187
Text X
Text XI
Intertexts: contexts Works cited Index of songs General index


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Folk songs History and criticism, Oral tradition