The Chest

The Chest

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Fiction. Translated frοm thе Moghrebi bу Paul Bowles. Mohammed Mrabet’s THE CHEST іѕ a book οf nine tаƖеѕ аnԁ a play thаt channel thе enduring spirit οf Islam. Mrabet hаѕ written two novels аnԁ hаѕ іn print seven books οf small tаƖеѕ. Flavored bу hіѕ native Morocco, Mrabi’s tаƖеѕ assume thе functioning οf key within thе іn succession οf daily life.

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    A folkloristic insight into ancient attitudes., May 19, 2004

    This assess is from: The Chest (Paperback)
    This book is a pool of tales told to Paul Bowles by a supposedly illiterate Moroccan with a fantastic store of oral literature in his head. These tales are presented as representative examples of Moroccan folklore as passed down through the generations. One recurrent theme is the culture hero (similar to elder brother in other cultures) coming upon an unjust situation and making it right. It may be a hearkening back to the Caliphate of Cordova that in several of these tales the unjust situation consists of a Christian ruling over Muslim subjects — the hero corrects this situation by killing the ruler and restoring Muslim rule. In light of bestow-day political strife, reading these ethnically relevatory tales may be instructive.


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