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Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands; Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context

Alan, Rumsey; Niles, Don

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The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkable both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2011
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/229692
DOI: 10.22459/STPNGH.08.2011
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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