Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Fortuitous book find!

I just found this reprint of all five volumes of Francis J. Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads (which is out of stock with the publisher) for $63 at amazon.

I have been wanting my own set for years, but old editions of the full set (which used to be all that was available) sell for upwards of $500. So I am ecstatic about this discovery; particularly since I'll be using this as a reference both for my dissertation and for my archiving job.

Hooray for Dover and its cheap reprints! Hooray for Amazon and its (sometimes) low prices!
P.S. If you want your own set, you'd better hurry: there are only three left!