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Author Cachia, Pierre.

Title Popular narrative ballads of modern Egypt / Pierre Cachia.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  892.71 CACH MF30    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 365 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [353]-360.
Summary This book is the first to survey a branch of Arabic folk literature virtually unknown in the West. Cachia, an academic Arabist who has spent many years in Egypt, first records basic facts about the development of the art of narrative balladry, its practitioners, and their styles and priorities. He then presents numerous integral texts of ballads, meticulously transcribed and translated, ranging from erotic tales, to fables, religious legends, and accounts of contemporary events. A graphic demonstration of elite are reflected in the art of the masses, this book will interest linguists, literary historians, folklorists, and social and political scientists.
Subject Ballads, Arabic -- Egypt -- History and criticism.
Ballads, Arabic -- Egypt.
ISBN 019826545X