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Title Folktales of Joha, Jewish trickster / collected and edited by Matilda Koén-Sarano ; translated from the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) by David Herman ; illustrations by Ezra Masch
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 290 pages) : illustrations
Summary Joha has Janus's double face: On the one hand, he is innocent and stupid; on the other, a trickster. He is a cheater and is cheated. He sets traps for others and falls into traps himself; he is simpleton and liar, victimizer and victim. But as a literary figure he never dies. The nearly 300 stories in this lovely volume are from Sephardic oral literature and ethnic culture. They were told to Matilda Koen-Sarano in their original language, Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), and documented over 21 years. From 17 countries, including the United States, they come together in this first-ever collection of Joh
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Subject Nasreddin Hoca (Legendary character) -- Folklore
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Koén-Sarano, Matilda, 1939-
ISBN 0827610149 (electronic bk.)
9780827610149 (electronic bk.)