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The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Marlé Hammond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is a bilingual edition and study of a lengthy specimen of pre-modern Arabic storytelling. The tale’s origins are unknown but it probably dates from the seventeenth century. As a sustained ... More


From Fiction to History and Back: The Tale, Its Versions and Its Afterlives

Marlé Hammond

in The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter introduces the fictional tale by tracing its evolution from its unknown origins in what was probably the seventeenth century to its historicisation and Christianisation in the nineteenth ... More


The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A Translation

Marlé Hammond

in The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The romance between al-Barrāq and his cousin Laylā unfolds against a backdrop of internecine Arab military skirmishes, where al-Barrāq proves his valour as a warrior. Laylā’s father reneges on a ... More


The Narrative, Its Components and Its ‘Novelisation’

Marlé Hammond

in The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter represents a narratological breakdown of the tale. Drawing on the theory of Seymour Chatman, Mikhail Bakhtin and Georg Lukács, I discuss the tale and its relationship to the ʿUdhrī love ... More


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