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Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Maya Kesrouany


Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature explores the move from Qur’anic to secular approaches to literature in early 20th-century Egyptian literary translations, asking what we can learn from that period and the promise that translation held for the Egyptian writers of fiction at that time. Through their early adaptations, these writers crafted a prophetic, secular vocation for the narrator that gave access to a world of linguistic creation and interpretation unavailable to the common reader or the religious cleric. This book looks at the writers’ claim to secular proph ... More

Keywords: Translation, Fiction, Nahḍa, Secularism, Prophecy, Egyptian Literature, Realism, Romanticism, Adaptation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474407403
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maya Kesrouany, author
New York University Abu Dhabi