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Title Arab folktales from Palestine and Israel / introduction, translation, and annotation by Raphael Patai.

Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  398.2089927 ARAB    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 270 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-260) and indexes.
Contents 1. The One-eyed Ghoul -- 2. Allah's Dispensation -- 3. The Jinn's Gratitude -- 4. The Price of the Bride -- 5. The Virtuous Maiden -- 6. The Banished Prince -- 7. The Emir's Daughter -- 8. The Unfaithful Wife -- 9. The Two Blind Women -- 10. Each Man Suffers Disasters -- 11. The Lightest of the Light, the Heaviest of the Heavy, and the Fattest of the Fat -- 12. Talaja of the Twenty and the Chicken -- 13. Cunning ... and Cunning -- 14. The Locust and the Sparrow -- 15. Tambar Titi -- 16. The Return of the Light -- 17. The Bird of Power -- 18. The Dull-witted Fisherman -- 19. The King and His Wife -- 20. Ghouls in Switzerland -- 21. The One-eyed Giant Shephent -- 22. Hasan the Sharp-witted -- 23. The Prince Who Turned into a Deer -- 24. Pomegranate Seed -- 25. The Uncles and Their Nephew -- 26. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers -- 27. Wadi'ah -- 28. The Two Hunters.
Summary These fables, part of the cultural heritage of a small corner of the Arab world, are translated into an English that remains faithful to the original Arabic text, presenting to foreign readers a sense of the original style and a picture of traditional Arab life and customs, attitudes, social and cultural norms, psychology, and values. Providing insight into Arab culture, Patai offers extensive notes and commentary on particular Arabic phrases and images, as well as the ways of speaking and thinking found among the Arab population, especially the Bedouins, in Palestine and Israel. Patai also places the stories in the context of global folktales, and traces the transformations in the art of storytelling. This collection as a whole presents a colorful slice of traditional Arab life, values, customs, attitudes, and sociocultural patterns.
Other author Patai, Raphael, 1910-
Subject Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Folklore
Palestinian Arabs -- Folklore.
Tales -- Palestine.
Tales -- Israel.
ISBN 0814327109 (pbk. : alk. paper)