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Popular Narrative Ballads of Modern Egypt

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Popular Narrative Ballads of Modern Egypt by Pierre Cachia
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Arabic folk literature is a territory long neglected, and therefore still largely unexplored. This book represents the first full-length study in any language (including Arabic) of a genre hardly known in the West, and yet rich in surprises. The author, an academic Arabist who has resided in Egypt for a quarter of a century, has the intimate knowledge of colloquial Arabic needed to deal with material which not only contains linguistic elements unrecorded in any reference work, but also abounds in elaborate puns. In providing not so much an interpretation as an accurate and economical record of facts and direct observations, the book will be of use to more than just linguists and literary historians; folklorists will encounter here a living, many-faceted, and fast changing art, and social scientists will acquire insights into a society whose practices and priorities are seldom reflected in the literature of the elite. In fact, the greater part of the book consists of integral texts, meticulously transcribed and translated, ranging from erotic tales to accounts of contemporary deeds of violence. One of its significant aspects lies in showing how few of the modernistic values of the educated Egyptian elite have percolated to the masses, and how questionable it is to take the literature of this elite as the main indicator of cultural change.
Release date NZ
February 9th, 1989
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
384
Dimensions
145x224x26
ISBN-13
9780198265450
Product ID
2245849

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