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Introduction: In the Beginning was the Word

Zeina G. Halabi

in The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction elaborates on the “contemporary,” as a notion that sets the historical and theoretical framework of the book. It identifies the 1990s as a critical historical juncture of suspended ... More


The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Zeina G. Halabi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual examines the figure of the intellectual as prophet, national icon, and exile in contemporary Arabic literature and film. Staging a comparative dialogue with ... More


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