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The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham


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 to fill a gap in existing research in English on modern Arabic fiction, which has barely begun to address the work of Iraqi novelists. It first explores early pioneering works and then moves towards an outline of the vibrant Baghdad cultural scene during the 1940s and 1950s. Particular attention is paid to detailed textual analysis and the evaluation and comparison of the aesthetic and poetic qual ... More

Keywords: Iraqi novel, Iraqi fiction, postcolonial, cultural history, Nuri, Farman, al-Saqr, al-Takarli

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641413
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fabio Caiani, author
University of St. Andrews

Catherine Cobham, author
University of St. Andrews