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The Garden of Joys By Henry Cattan

The Garden of Joys by Henry Cattan

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An anthology of anecdotes, fables, stories and proverbs related and translated from the oral tradition of the Arab lands and from Persian and Arabic literature. The last section of the book features a handful of the 7000 proverbs which are still used today to adorn language and conversation.

The Garden of Joys Summary

The Garden of Joys: An Anthology of Oriental Anecdotes, Fables and Proverbs by Henry Cattan

An anthology of anecdotes, fables, stories and proverbs related and translated from the oral tradition of the Arab lands and from Persian and Arabic literature. Henry Cattan has selected from a number of oral and written sources evocative of Eastern wisdom and humour and featuring some of the most memorable of Arab folk characters. Most famous of all is Juha, the popular humourist from folk legend who is perhaps best known in the West as Mullah Nasreddin. Juha's stories have enriched an oral tradition which has for centuries been for the people of Levant a means of expressing through wit and humour their convictions about humanity, society and man's place in the world. The last section of the book features a handful of the 7000 proverbs which are still used today to adorn language and conversation.

About Henry Cattan

Henry Cattan was born in Jerusalem in 1906. A renowned international jurist, he is the author of several books, including Jerusalem and The Palestine Question, also published by Saqi Books. He died in Paris in 1992.

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GOR009244012
9780863569586
0863569587
The Garden of Joys: An Anthology of Oriental Anecdotes, Fables and Proverbs by Henry Cattan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Saqi Books
2000-05-01
194
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