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Thread #162666   Message #3941062
Posted By: Jim Carroll
02-Aug-18 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"You just need to accept that what Roud wants to investigate is worth investigating on its own terms"
The way it has been produced to date has been pretty definitive, as has been the dismantling of the work of others.
The eagerness with which it has been taken on board both here and the reviewing press disturbs me deeply
I don't believe you present a book that size as 'work in progress'
At least the '54 definition was agreed upon by a committee - this seems to be an 'Easy Rider' road trip by a couple of people