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A classic collection from a great series Egyptian folklorist Hasan El Shamy has done incredible work for the collection and reservation of Egyptian andArab done incredible work for the collection and reservation of Egyptian andArab At the start of his research in the 1960s mere dozens of tales had been collected he started a campaign to record and archive oral tradition all over Egypt including Copt Nubian and Berber communities This book contains 70 of the than 2000 tales that have been reserved There is a long foreword about Egyptian storytelling from American folklorist Richard M Dorson and a shorter introduction from the editor From the latter we lea. In this book Hasan M El Shamy has gathered the first authentic new collection of El Shamy has gathered the first authentic new collection of Egyptian folk narratives to appear in nearly a century El Shamy's English translations of these orally resented stories not only reserve their spirit but give Middle Eastern lore the scholarly attention it has long deservedThis collection of seventy recently collected Egyptian tales is a major contribution to African. ,
Rn a lot about Egyptian oral tradition and the role of storytelling in everyday life such as wonder tales were almost always told by women and that by the 1960s there were no Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered professional tellers working in Cairo Before each story we learn about the storyteller and get a short note with information about the cultural elements of the tale At the end of the book there are ample notes and references for each tale and even the thematic chapters come with their own introductions This book really contains all the information the reader could ever need about a folktale It is a great example of folkl. Studies and to international distribution studies of folktales In the face of the recent anthropological trend to use folkloric materials for extra folkloricurposes the reeminence of the text must be asserted once and these are obviously authentic straightforwardly translated fully documented as to date of collection and social category of informant and for all that readable Daniel J Crowley Research. category of informant and for all that readable Daniel J Crowley Research. Ore ublicationI wrote about the tales in detail on *MY BLOG REVIEW OF LOULIYYA DAUGHTER OF MORGAN THIS *blog Review of Louliyya Daughter of Morgan This some what similar to Anthousa The focus is from the Prince s oint of view who is cursed by an
old woman to to find Louliyya the daugther of an Ogre This version has a father Therewoman to to find Louliyya the daugther of an Ogre This version has a father There tower and the long hair Wouldn t recommend for children A collection of folktales The fairy tales are of recognizable types if you are very familiar with a large range of tales in new forms Also Religious And Philosophical Ones and hilosophical ones of fools and tricksters and Notes at the back about sources and tale types. In African LiteraturesWestern knowledge of virtually all facets of contemporary Egyptian culture much less the roots of that culture is woefully inadeuate By City of Tiny Lights providing an interesting varied and readable collection of Egyptian folktales and offering clear and sensible accounts of their background and meaning this book renders a valuable service indeed Kenneth J Perkins International Journal of Oral History.