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eBook Poor Pearl, Poor Girl!: The Murdered-Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper ePub

by Anne B. Cohen

  • ISBN: 029276409X
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Anne B. Cohen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The University of Texas Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 1973)
  • Pages: 131
  • ePub book: 1581 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1645 kb
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Poor Pearl, Poor Girl! book. Poor Pearl, Poor Girl!: The Murdered-Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper. The year was 1896, and nineteenth-century journalists called the murder of Pearl Bryan the "Crime of the Century. From the day Pearl's headless body was found to the execution of her murderers on the gallows, the details of the murder fascinated newspaper reporters and ballad composers alike.

The year was 1896, and nineteenth-century journalists called the murder of Pearl Bryan the Crime of the Century. The Murdered Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper.

The Murdered Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper.

Cohen, Anne B. 1973, Poor Pearl, poor girl! . Book, Online - Google Books. Cohen, Anne . 1937-. Austin, Published for the American Folklore Society by the University of Texas Press 131 p. facsims. 1973, Poor Pearl, poor girl! The murdered girl stereotype in ballad and newspaper Anne B. Cohen Published for the American Folklore Society by the University of Texas Press Austin.

Poor Pearl, Poor Girl! The Murdered-Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper. Books related to Poor Pearl, Poor Girl! Skip this list. Only one murderer, the lover, belongs to the stereotype.

Kentucky Fort Thomas Bryan, Pearl Murder Reporting by newspapers with American imprints. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. Rubrics: Folk literature, American History and criticism Ballads, English United States. by Charlotte Templin. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database.

Book-length examinations of single songs are considerably less common; only Anne B. Cohen’s. The book finally returns to the community, and Posen reflexively consid­ ers his work’s possible effect and place in it. Poor Pearl, Poor Girl!: The Murdered Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper. Like the insiders he discusses, Posen remains in the end nostalgic about the singing tradition and its current-and ultimate-place in Chapeau. This book includes many small illustrations; some are impressive enough that one wishes they had been reproduced in a larger format.

Poor Pearl, Poor Girl. Published December 1981 by Univ of Texas Press.

Scholar Anne B. Cohen has identified six different versions of the song. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. The most popular goes like this: Deep, deep in yonder valley. Where the flowers fade and bloom, There lies poor Pearl Bryan. In a cold and silent tomb. The Murdered-Girl Stereotype in Ballad and Newspaper (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973). Cal Crim, Sleuth-Hound of the Law. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Poor Pearl, Poor Girl! is a ballad study conducted on historic-geographic lines; that is, it seeks to trace the history and interrelations of a series of ballad texts and to relate the ballads directly to their ideological and historical context in the American scene. It also compares the narrative techniques of ballad composition with the techniques of other forms of popular narrative, especially newspaper journalism.

The year was 1896, and nineteenth-century journalists called the murder of Pearl Bryan the "Crime of the Century." From the day Pearl's headless body was found to the execution of her murderers on the gallows, the details of the murder fascinated newspaper reporters and ballad composers alike.

Often glossing over the facts of the case, newspaper accounts presented the events according to stereotypes that were remarkably similar to those found in well-known murdered-girl ballads, such as "Pretty Polly," "Omie Wise," and "The Jealous Lover." Events, characters, motivations, and plot were presented through this framework: the simple country girl led astray by a clever degenerate. Nearly all variants of the Pearl Bryan ballad point the same moral:

Young ladies now take warning Young men are so unjust, It may be your best lover But you know not whom to trust.

Representations of this formula appear in such diverse genres as the ballad "Poor Ellen Smith" and the novel An American Tragedy.

As Anne Cohen demonstrates, both newspaper accounts and ballads tell the Pearl Bryan story from the same moral stance, express the same interpretation of character, and are interested in the same details. Both distort facts to accommodate a shared pattern of storytelling. This pattern consists of a plot formula—the murdered-girl formula—that is accompanied by stereotyped scenes, actors, and phrases. The headless body—surely the most striking element in the Pearl Bryan case—is absent from those ballads that have survived. Anne Cohen contends that a decapitated heroine does not belong to the formula—a murdered heroine, yes, but not a decapitated one. Similarly, newspapers made much of Pearl's "innocence" and tended to downplay the second murderer. Only one murderer, the lover, belongs to the stereotype.

Poor Pearl, Poor Girl! is a ballad study conducted on historic- geographic lines; that is, it seeks to trace the history and interrelations of a series of ballad texts and to relate the ballads directly to their ideological and historical context in the American scene. It also compares the narrative techniques of ballad composition with the techniques of other forms of popular narrative, especially newspaper journalism.