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Abu Jmeel's Daughter and Other Stories: Arab Folk Tales from Palestine and Lebanon (International Folk Tales)

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Rich in cultural significance, each title in this bestselling series includes a collection of 20 to 30 tales together with an introduction and a historical overview that give the reader compelling insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in the region.<P>These 27 traditional folk stories were written down, shortly before her death, by Jamal Sleem, who had recounted them to the children of her extended family over many years. Authentically Arab in their themes, yet timelessly universal, they are sometimes magical, sometimes naturalistic, and combine a wealth of vivid detail with elements of pathos and humor. Translated by family members of various generations, then expertly edited, the book is a precious store of the kind of tale endlessly cherished but in danger of disappearing.

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This satisfying group of tales was collected by Nuweihed, a novelist, and edited by her niece, Salma Jayyusi, who directs a translation center for works in Arabic in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The tales are introduced by Remke Druk (Arabic, U. of Leiden, The Netherlands) who compares them to folk stories in Europe and elsewhere.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566564182
Retold:
Nuweihed, Jamal Sleem
Translator:
Tingley, Christopher
Translator:
Tingley, Christopher
Retold by:
Nuweihed, Jamal Sleem
Retold:
Nuweihed, Jamal Sleem
Preface by:
Jayyusi, Salma Khadra
Preface:
Jayyusi, Salma Khadra
Author:
Nuweihed, Jamal Sleem
Preface:
Jayyusi, Salma Khadra
Publisher:
Interlink Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Palestine
Subject:
Tales -- Palestine.
Subject:
Tales -- Lebanon.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
International Folk Tales (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
346
Dimensions:
8.26x5.57x.99 in. .92 lbs.

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