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Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Valerie Anishchenkova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of Arab autobiographical discourse investigates various modes of cultural identity which have emerged in Arab societies in the last 40 years. During this period, autobiographical texts ... More

The Iraqi NovelKey Writers, Key Texts

The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book provides a commentary on a neglected, but illuminating, area of postcolonial fiction, and makes a timely contribution to the understanding of wider Iraqi culture and society. It is designed ... More

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic NovelNation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Wen-chin Ouyang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655694
eISBN:
9780748684298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mad love in the Arabic novel is an expression of the anxiety surrounding Arabic novel's search for form. It is symptomatic of nostalgia for the future that, in the absence of a viable trajectory in ... More

Studying Modern Arabic LiteratureMustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Roger Allen and Robin Ostle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is devoted to the life and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of modern Arabic literature in the second half of the twentieth century. Prior to the 1960s the study ... More

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