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Folktales of Egypt : with Middle Eastern and African parallels

Auteur : Hasan M El-Shamy; Richard M Dorson
Éditeur: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980. ©1980
Collection: Folktales of the world (Chicago, Ill.)
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
Tales, myths, legends, and modern humorous stories and jokes from Egypt are presented with explanation of their cultural context and discussion of their meaning.
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Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Hasan M El-Shamy; Richard M Dorson
ISBN: 0226206246 9780226206240 0226206254 9780226206257
Numéro OCLC: 5101786
Note sur la langue: Translated primarily from Arabic, Nubian languages and Berber languages.
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: lviii, 347 pages ; 23 cm
Contenu: Fantasy tales. The trip to 'Wag-el-Wag' --
The black crow and the white cheese --
The one sesame seed --
The magic filly --
The grateful fish --
The maghrabi's apprentice --
The royal candlestick --
Louliyya, daughter of Morgan --
The promises of the three sisters. Realistic and philosophical tales. The liver of the wise and the liver of the foolish --
The man who put his mother over his shoulder and rode his father --
"It serves me right!" --
"I've seen [it] with my own eyes; nobody told me!" --
The noble and the vile --
Sultan Hasan --
Which Muhammad? Tales based on religious themes. The contract with Azrael --
When Azrael laughed, cried, and felt fear --
The man who didn't perform his prayers --
The beast that took a wife --
The three robbers and el-Khidr --
The killer of ninety-nine. Etiological belief narratives. How el-Khidr gained immortality --
Why the Turks were called "Tùrk" --
Why the Copts were called "blue bone" --
Why there is a "saint the forty" in every town --
"Blow for blow" --
Why the kite always attacks the crow. Axes, saints, and culture heroes. The supreme saints cycle. When the arch-saints exchanged jobs ; An arch-saint's attempt to punish sinners --
"Imamu" 'Aali's narrative cycle. "Imamu" 'Aali and 'Aantar ; The twelfth month ; The betrayal --
"Mari" Girgis's belief legend cycle. Mari Girgis and the beast ; The golden signature --
Other saints and miraculous deeds. Letter to the "justice of legislation" ; Sidi 'Aabdul-Rahman ; The grave that wouldn't dig ; The mountain that moved. Local belief legends and personal memorates. The thigh of the duck --
The possessed husband and his zar --
The only murder in Girshah --
The changeling --
El-Muzayyara --
The stone in bed --
The new car. Animal and formula tales. Son-of-Adam and the crocodile --
Son-of-Adam and the lion --
The partnership between wolf and mouse --
The sparrow --
The Biyera well --
The little, little woman --
Once there were three. Humorous narratives and jokes. The judge and the baker --
Stingy and Naggy --
Reason to beat your wife --
"Scissors!" --
The trickster cycle : Goha and Abu-Nawwas. "The new or the old?" ; Goha and the pair of calf legs ; Goha on the death bed ; The quick ass ; Who is the laziest? --
Jokes : an urban phenomenon. "Left or right?" ; The coerced confession ; Foreigner and citizen ; A problem of documentation ; The high bridge ; Instant virginity ; The body scrub ; How the cat died.
Titre de collection: Folktales of the world (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsabilité: collected, translated, and edited by Hasan M. El-Shamy ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson.

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Tales, myths, legends, and modern humorous stories and jokes from Egypt are presented with explanation of their cultural context and discussion of their meaning.

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