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1. Introduction
2. Early Kurdish literature
Gurani literature
The beginning of Sorani as a literary language
The Kurdish press
In Armenia, 1921–89
In Turkey, 1923–57
In Iraq, 1919–57
Prose Literature
In Iran, 1912–79
In Iraq and Turkey, 1958–90
In the Diaspora
In independent Armenia
1. Oral tradition in Kurdistan
2. The upheavals of the late twentieth century
3. Studies of Kurdish oral literature
4. Genre
5. Performers
6. Shared traditions
7. Kurdish traditions
Mem and Zîn
8. Kurdish lyric
Lyrical love songs
9. The future of Kurdish oral literature
1. The Yezidis and Ahl-e Haqq
Religious afliations
Some characteristic ideas and beliefs
2. Textual traditions of the Yezidis and Ahl-e Haqq
The absorption of outside infuences
Storylines and sacred poems
Characteristic topics
Creation and the First Things
Saints and Holy Men
Mystical themes
Philosophical themes: the implications of death
3. The sacred poems
Formal characteristics
On the discovery of the sacred texts
4. Questions of orality and literacy in connection with the poems
1. Poetic forms and genres
2. Early and classical Pashto poetry
The Rowshani period
Rowshani authors and their works
Âkhund Darwêza
Khoshhâl Khan Khattak
Rahmân Bâbâ and Abd-al-Hamid
Later classical poetry
3. Prose writing
4. Conclusion
2. The development of modern Pashto literature
The Afghan tradition
Eastern Pashto
Orality and literacy
The place of poets and writers in Pashtun society
Literary-cum-cultural organizations
2. Before 1950
3. After 1950
4. Bibliographies, collections and studies
5. Mass Media
Newspapers and periodicals
Radio and TV
Audiocassettes and performance
Cinema and VCRs
6. Concluding comments
1. The classical period
Script and dialect
The composition by individuals of classical oral ballads
Classical poetry
The Čâkur Cycle
Ballads by or about personalities of the Čâkur Cycle
The Dôdâ Bâlâč Cycle
Hammal Ĵîhand
2. Literature of the post-classical period: the eighteenth century
Leylâ and Majnun
Širin and Farhâd
Dôstên and Šîrên
Šêh Murîd and Hânî
The tale/ballad of ʿIsâ and Barî
Known poets
Ĵâm Durrak
Mullâ Fazl
ʿIzzat Lallâ
3. The nineteenth century
Mullâ Ibrâhîm
Mullâ Bampuštî
Mullâ Bahâdur
Fakîr Šêr-jân
Mast Tôkalî
Rahm ʿAlî Marî
4. The Modern period
5. Miscellaneous verse
Riddles and conundrums
1. The history of writing in Ossetic
2. Named authors until 1917
3. After 1917
4. The Nart Epic
1. History of research
2. Fields of study
3. Traditional popular reading matter
4. Folk- and fairy-tales
Language and formulaic expression
Introductory formulas
Closing formulas
Formulas within the tale
Aspects of performance
Dating Persian folk-tales
5. Proverbs and popular sayings
6. Folk humor
7. Folk poetry
8. Outlook
1. Historical background
2. Storytellers
3. Training
4. Tumârs
5. Repertoire
6. Tumârs and literary sources
1. Kâshef and the Rowzat al-shohadâ’
1. History of the study
2. Proverbs and maxims
3. Riddles
4. Bayt
5. Dobayti
6. Robâ’i
7. Songs
Joyful songs
Satirical songs
Melancholy songs
Historical songs
Songs for special occasions
Harvesting songs
Wedding songs
Dirges (marsia)
The heroic epic
9. Folk drama
10. Local poets
11. Conclusion
1. Literacy and orality in Afghanistan
2. Chapbooks and oral storytelling
3. Research on oral culture in Afghanistan
4. Collections of folk literature
5. Studies by Western scholars
The study of popular literature in the Persian context
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Kurdish periodicals
Primary literature: texts and translations
Secondary literature
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
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a collection of oral literature from several iranian languages in comparative analysis
a collection of oral literature from several iranian languages in comparative analysis

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Published by: Dragos Becheru on Nov 01, 2013
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