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Folktales from Syria

Author: Samīr Ṭaḥḥān; Andrea B Rugh
Publisher: Austin, TX : Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, [2004]
Series: Modern Middle East literatures in translation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writer Samir Tahhan transcribed these oral stories so that they would not disappear with the current generation of grandparents in Syria. Anthropologist Andrea Rugh presents the English versions along with her Introduction that analyzes the ongoing messages in the texts of these tales for children. Many of the pieces evolve from the colorful history of Aleppo."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samīr Ṭaḥḥān; Andrea B Rugh
ISBN: 0292706308 9780292706309
OCLC Number: 57451594
Language Note: Translated from Arabic.
Notes: "Originally published in Hakaw[a]ti al-Halabi (Beirut, 1980) and Qisas al-Halabi (Aleppo, 1982)"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 94 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Stories of Aleppo: The story of the beggar queen --
The story of the five cakes --
The story of the merchant of Khan al-Wazir --
The story of the miser and the porter --
The story of soaking the bread --
The story of the stone cutters and the gardener's son --
The story of Master Karshush's tarbush --
The story of the peddler's daughter --
The story of the saintly thief --
The story of luck and fate --
pt. 2. Tales and episodes of Aleppo: The tale of the girl and the judge --
The tale of the three mice --
The tale of our Lady Namlush --
The tale of the pigeon and the crow --
The tale of the cat and the dog --
The episode of the spilled molasses --
The tale of the little bitty thing --
The tale of the fly --
The episode of the mother goat --
The tale of Tata.
Series Title: Modern Middle East literatures in translation series.
Responsibility: collected by Samir Tahhan ; English version and introduction by Andrea Rugh.
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