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The heart is a mirror : the Sephardic folktale

The heart is a mirror : the Sephardic folktale

Author: Tamar Alexander-Frizer
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2008.
Series: Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Since their expulsion from Spain in 1492, Sephardic Jews have managed to maintain their Jewish faith and Spanish group identity and have developed a uniquely Judeo-Spanish culture wherever they settled. among the important cultural ties within these Sephardic groups are Judeo-Spanish folktales, stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, either in the distinct language of the group,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tamar Alexander-Frizer
ISBN: 9780814329719 0814329713
OCLC Number: 85862477
Description: xiv, 690 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Folk literature as an expression of ethnic identity --
The corpus of tales --
The correlation with Hebrew sources --
The connection to the land of origin --
The linkage to the surrounding culture --
The legend --
Ethical tales --
The fairy tale --
The novella --
The humorous tale --
The performance art of the storyteller --
The audience as a factor in shaping the story --
Circumstances of time and place --
Epilogue : gaps and bridges between researcher and storyteller.
Series Title: Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology.
Other Titles: Maʻaśeh ahuv ṿa-ḥetsi.
Responsibility: Tamar Alexander-Frizer.
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Examines the folk narratives of Sephardic Jews to view them both in relation to universal narrative traditions and the traditions of Jewish culture. This work investigates the relationship between  Read more...


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