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Modern Arabic Literature: A Theoretical Framework

Reuven Snir


This book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework for the study of the literary history of the diverse production of contemporary Arabic literary texts and the reasons for their canonization. Based on the achievements of historical poetics, the book offers flexible, transparent, and unbiased tools for understanding these texts and their contexts. The aim is to enhance understanding of Arabic literature, throw light on areas of literary production that traditionally have been neglected, and stimulate others to take up the challenge of mapping out and exploring them. Three categories are ... More

Keywords: Arabic literature, theoretical framework, literary history, synchronic, diachronic, canonization, fuṣḥā, ‘āmmiyya, children’s literature, translated texts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474420518
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reuven Snir, author
University of Haifa