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An Uncommon Use of Nonsense Verse in Colloquial Arabic

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses M. Urbain Bouriant's collection. All but six of the thirty-four pieces in this collection follow the most common pattern for the zajal: first, an introductory couplet setting ... More


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