Mudcat Café message #2955829 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131081   Message #2955829
Posted By: MGM·Lion
31-Jul-10 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Subject: RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Guest Cartin' Marthy ~~

Whoever said that a legend needs to be 'pure & unadulterated'? Indeed, it needs to be the opposite, because 'legend' is part of folklore, which can never, by definition [but don't let's start THAT again just now!] be pure & unadulterated ~~ or it just ain't folk, is it?

{I mean, what's with your '2 generations'? If it was 'pure & unadulterated' before the invention of printing, which I beg leave to doubt, the advent of the blackletter broadside, chapbook, street ballad, true·last·confession, &c &c &c, soon put paid to that...}