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Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Philip F. Kennedy


The recognition scene is a feature of narrative that has shown extraordinary resilience in literary history and transformative power in works of literature. The evidence lies in its robust survival and reinventions from antiquity to the present time. It thrives in most traditions of storytelling, and across all narrative media, from primitive oral folklore to the most sophisticated contemporary novels and films. In quality it ranges from the artistically sublime to rude cliche. The recognition scene has several key features: in its commonest form, it gives resolving shape to the plot of a stor ... More

Keywords: Arabic Narrative, Narrative, Recognition, Literature, Literary Construction, Arabic Literary Tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474413725
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip F. Kennedy, author
New York University