Mudcat Café message #4029766 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4029766
Posted By: Steve Gardham
23-Jan-20 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Child-Grundtvig.
I think Grundtvig is best described as Child's mentor. Child actually paid him quite a lot for his information on European ballads (not all of it of course, Child was a multi-linguist). Hustvedt is probably the most accessible source on their relationship.

As for influence, in many ways, and in the earlier days, Child was very influenced by G but he was also his own man and would not be dictated to. It was Grundtvig who suggested the pattern of publishing, romantic, historical etc, based on his own Mammoth work nearly twice the size of Child's.

Not risking any more till this gets posted.