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Public Recitations of Romances

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This and the following two chapters look at the reciters and storytellers who would frequent the coffeehouses of Cairo and other towns in the evenings, particularly during religious festivals. This ... More


Public Recitations of Romances—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The second type of reciters, along with poets described in previous chapter, are storytellers (“mohadditeen,”) of which there were around thirty in Cairo. They also did public performances, but their ... More


Public Recitations of Romances—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The third type of reciters, along with the storytellers and poets of the previous two chapters, mainly told the story of ‘Antar (Seeret ‘Antar) and were therefore known as “‘Antariah.” They also told ... More


Storytelling

Raymond Fox

in The Use of Self: The Essence of Professional Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190616144
eISBN:
9780197559680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616144.003.0017
Subject:
Education, Adult Education and Continuous Learning

Stories are the inspired fields of our brains. Elie Wiesel once commented, God made man because He loves stories. The outstanding virtue of stories is that they are archetypical in nature and ... More


The Short Story in Canada

W. H. New

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses the history of short fiction in Canada. The first decade of the twenty-first century witnessed several social changes that affected the publication of short stories in Canada. ... More


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