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Explorations Into Arab Folk Literature

Author: Pierre Cachia
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his pioneering essays in the field.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Cachia
OCLC Number: 712588889
Description: 256 Seiten
Contents: Foreword; The Transcription Of Arabic; Part I: Fact Finding; 1. Arabic Literatures, "Elite" and "Folk" - Junctions and Disjunctions; 2. The Egyptian Mawwal: its Ancestry, its Development, and its Present Forms; 3. The Nahda's first stirrings of interest in Alf Layla; 4. The Career of Mustafa Ibrahim 'Ajaj; Part II: Texts; 5. The Prophet's Shirt: three Versions of an Egyptian Narrative Ballad; 6. An Uncommon Use of Nonsense Verse in Colloquial Arabic; 7. An Early Example of Narrative Verse in Colloquial Arabic; 8. An Incomplete Egyptian Ballad on the 1956 War; 9. Three Versions of an Egyptian Narrative Ballad; 10. Pulp Stories in the Repertoire of Egyptian Folk Singers; 11. Karam il-Yatim; 12. Of Loose Verse and Masculine Beauty; 13. A Zajal on the Mi
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