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Thread #166098   Message #3992669
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
16-May-19 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
Steve: I found the Bell article via JSTOR. JSTOR is a free online source for many materials, including that one as it happens. Bell argues that Child was situated within a specific intellectual tradition which he discusses at tome length.

Jim: I agree that stuff can be 'co-written', as I have done this myself. Whatever the rights and wrongs of theorising about the matter, it seems to be a historical fact that there were strong disagreements about this aspect of the origins of ballads, and I do find the history of it all interesting.