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Exploring Arab folk literature / Pierre Cachia.

By: Cachia, Pierre
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011Description: xxvii, 222 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780748640867 (hbk.); 074864086X (hbk.)Subject(s): Folk literature, Arabic -- History and criticism | Arabs -- FolkloreLOC classification: GR268.A73 | C33 2011
Contents:
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<raj Attributed to al-Xubari; Part III: Cultural and Social Implications; 14. Two Perspectives on the 'Other' in Arabic Folk Literature; 15. Maltese: Arabic Roots and Sundry Grafts; 16. Social Values Reflected in Egyptian Popular Ballads; 17. Folk Themes in the Works of Najib Surur; 18. Elite Treatments of Honour Crimes in Modern Egypt.
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Includes bibliographical references.

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<raj Attributed to al-Xubari; Part III: Cultural and Social Implications; 14. Two Perspectives on the 'Other' in Arabic Folk Literature; 15. Maltese: Arabic Roots and Sundry Grafts; 16. Social Values Reflected in Egyptian Popular Ballads; 17. Folk Themes in the Works of Najib Surur; 18. Elite Treatments of Honour Crimes in Modern Egypt.

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