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Master Poets, Ritual Masters

Published by ANU Press
The Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601, Australia
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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry

Creator: Fox, James J., 1940- author.

Title: Master poets, ritual masters : the art of oral composition among the Rotenese of eastern Indonesia / James

J. Fox.

ISBN: 9781760460051 (paperback) 9781760460068 (ebook)

Subjects: Folk poetry, Indonesian--Indonesia--Rote Ndao.

Oral tradition--Indonesia--Rote Ndao.

Oral-formulaic analysis.

Folk literature, Indonesian--History and criticism.

Rote Ndao (Indonesia)--Poetry.

Dewey Number: 398.2095987

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Cover design and layout by ANU Press. Cover photograph by James J. Fox.

This edition © 2016 ANU Press

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