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  • ISBN: 9780226206257
  • ISBN10: 0226206254

Folktales of Egypt

by Hasan M. El-Shamy

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1982
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Foreword by Richard M. Dorson Introduction Editorial Note I. Fantasy Tales 1. The Trip to 'Wag-el-Wag' 2. The Black Crow and the White Cheese 3. The One Sesame Seed 4. The Magic Filly 5. The Grateful Fish 6. The Maghrabi's Apprentice 7. The Royal Candlestick 8. Louliyya, Daughter of Morgan 9. The Promises of the Three Sisters II. Realistic and Philosophical Tales 10. The Liver of the Wise and the Liver of the Foolish 11. The Man Who Put His Mother over His Shoulder and Rode His Father 12. "It Serves Me Right!" 13. "I've Seen [It] with My Own Eyes; Nobody Told Me!" 14. The Noble and the Vile 15. Sultan Hasan 16. Which Muhammad? III. - Tales Based on Religious Themes 17. The Contract with Azrael 18. When Azrael Laughed, Cried, and Felt Fear 19. The Man Who Didn't Perform His Prayers 20. The Beast That Took a Wife 21. The Three Robbers and el-Khidr 22. The Killer of Ninety-Nine IV. Etiological Belief Narratives 23. How el-Khidr Gained Immortality 24. Why the Turks Were Called "Trk" 25. Why the Copts Were Called "Blue Bone" 26. Why There Is a "Saint the Forty" in Every Town 27. "Blow for Blow" 28. Why the Kite Always Attacks the Crow V. Axes, Saints, and Culture Heroes The Supreme Saints Cycle 29. When the Arch-Saints Exchanged Jobs 30. An Arch-Saint's Attempt to Punish Sinners "Imamu" 'Aali's Narrative Cycle 31. "Imamu" 'Aali and "Aantar 32. The Twelfth Month 33. The Betrayal "Mari" Girgis's Belief Legend Cycle 34. Mari Girgis and the Beast 35. The Golden Signature Other Saints and Miraculous Deeds 36. Letter to the "Justice of Legislation" 37. Sidi 'Aabdul-Rahman 38. The Grave That Wouldn't Dig 39. The Mountain That Moved VI. Local Belief Legends and Personal Memorates 40. The Thigh of the Duck 41. The Possessed Husband and HisZar 42. The Only Murder in Girshah 43. The Changeling 44. El-Muzayyara 45. The Stone in Bed 46. The New Car VII. Animal and Formula Tales 47. Son-of-Adam and the Crocodile 48. Son-of-Adam and the Lion 49. The Partnership between Wolf and Mouse 50. The Sparrow 51. The Biyera Well 52. The Little, Little Woman 53. Once There Were Three VIII. Humorous Narratives and Jokes 54. The Judge and the Baker 55. Stingy and Naggy 56. Reason to Beat Your Wife 57. "Scissors!" The Trickster Cycle: Goha and Abu-Nawwas 58. "The New or the Old?" 59. Goha and the Pair of Calf Legs 60. Goha on the Death Bed 61. The Quick Ass 62. Who Is the Laziest? Jokes: An Urban Phenomenon 63. "Left or Right?" 64. The Coerced Confession 65. Foreigner and Citizen 66. A Problem of Documentation 67. The High Bridge 68. Instant Virginity 69. The Body Scrub 70. How the Cat Died Notes on the Tables The Aarne-Thompson Type Index and Egyptian Folktales Bibliography Index of Motifs Index of Tale Types General Index
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