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Pulp Stories in the Repertoire of Egyptian Folk Singers

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/9780748640867.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses pulp stories in the repertoire of Egyptian folk singers. In the hands of a master, pulp stories may incorporate characteristic folk themes. The chapter examines the tazhīr or ... More


Karam il-Yatīm: A Translation of an Egyptian Folk Ballad

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/9780748640867.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides a translation of Karam il-Yatīm, a form of an Egyptian folk ballad. The translation in this chapter is one of the four songs sung by Yūsuf Šitā, recorded on commercially ... More


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