The Resource Exploring Arab folk literature, Pierre Cachia ; [foreword by Clive Holes]

Exploring Arab folk literature, Pierre Cachia ; [foreword by Clive Holes]

Label
Exploring Arab folk literature
Title
Exploring Arab folk literature
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Cachia ; [foreword by Clive Holes]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated by Pierre Cachia in this collection of his essays in the field he has pioneered. These are arranged into three sections. The first traces the changing relationship between Arab folk and elite literatures, the gradual elaboration of certain genres, and the career of a folk poet. The author then devotes a substantial section to the consideration of single or related texts. Finally he comments on social and cultural implications and on differences of attitudes of folk and elite towards sensitive issues. This book represents an insightful contribution to our understanding of Arab folk literature and will be of relevance to anyone with an interest in Arab literary creativity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
398.2089927
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR268.A73
LC item number
C33 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Exploring Arab folk literature, Pierre Cachia ; [foreword by Clive Holes]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 MiOriente moderno -- Part 3: Cultural and social implications. 14. Two perspectives on the "other" in Arabic 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 treatment of honour crimes in modern Egypt
Control code
ocn778458947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748654055
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk27r9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28697121
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778458947
  • pebcs0748654054

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