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The Arabian Nights and the Contemporary Arabic Novel *

Maher Jarrar

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Arabian Nights in contemporary Arabic fiction circulates to Asia, Africa, and Latin America only to return again to its Eastern roots. The chapter provides a taxonomy of these ... More


Introduction: Religion and the Novel

Christina Phillips

in Religion in the Egyptian Novel: Themes and Approaches

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces the topic of religion and literature, theorises the novel as a secular genre, and develops a concept of religion as the other in the Arabic novel. It begins with a discussion ... More


Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Christina Phillips

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Religion has played a major role in the Arabic novel since its inception. From the first forays into realism in the early decades of the twentieth century to the technically sophisticated and ... More


The Prophet Today: The Novel in Distress

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The conclusion historicizes these translations in the story of the Arabic novel before the 1950s, after which the novel becomes canonised. Colonial translation promised facts and truths based on the ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Fictitious Capital is a book that looks to the history of the Arabic novel and reads an untold tale of finance that precedes the familiar narrative of the nation. Beginning in 1859, Khalīl al-Khūrī ... More


Romances of History:: Jurji Zaydan and the Rise of the Historical Novel

Paul Starkey

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the contribution made to the modern Arabic literary tradition by the series of twenty-two historical novels published in Cairo by the Lebanese/Egyptian author Jurji Zaydan ... More


Introduction: A History of the Novel in Mistranslation

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the history of translations in Arabic literature. The book begins with the first translations performed by Lebanese and Egyptian translators under the auspices of British ... More


Writing the Nation: The Emergence of Egypt in the Modern Arabic Novel

Jeff Shalan

in Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the relationship between culture and nationalism, based on the argument that it is from the field of culture that proponents of nationalism posit an idea of the nation as an ... More


Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Elizabeth M. Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The ups and downs of silk, cotton and stocks synchopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press; time itself was changing. Khalīl al-Khūrī, Salīm al-Bustānī, Yūsuf ... More


Crusoe’s Babel, Missionaries’ Mistakes: Translated Origins of the Arabic Novel

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses Robinson Crusoe, the differences between the original and its Arabic translation, and how it was used as a tool for conversion by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) to guide ... More


Palestine and Jordan

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Palestinian women have contributed to Arabic writing since the first decades of the twentieth century. This writing was limited to published or broadcast articles, and a few poems, stories, or plays, ... More


Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Rebecca C. Johnson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Zaynab, first published in 1913, is widely cited as the first Arabic novel, yet the previous eight decades saw hundreds of novels translated into Arabic from English and French. This vast literary ... More


Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Wen-chin Ouyang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655694
eISBN:
9780748684298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mad love in the Arabic novel is an expression of the anxiety surrounding Arabic novel's search for form. It is symptomatic of nostalgia for the future that, in the absence of a viable trajectory in ... More


The Quʾran as (Inter)text: Embodiment, Praxis, Critique

Hoda El Shakry

in The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286362
eISBN:
9780823288915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286362.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction outlines the history of the Maghreb as it pertains to the ideological and methodological biases of Maghrebi Studies, particularly around the bifurcation of Francophone and Arabophone ... More


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