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The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book provides a commentary on a neglected, but illuminating, area of postcolonial fiction, and makes a timely contribution to the understanding of wider Iraqi culture and society. It is designed ... More


Realism and Space in the First Iraqi Novel

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter addresses literary space and different types of realism as they operate in Farman’s al-Nakhla wa-’l-jiran (‘The Palm Tree and the Neighbours’, published in 1966). Al-Nakhla wa-’l-jiran ... More


From Khamsat aṣwaāt to al-Markab: ‘Writing about the People of Iraq’

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shows how Farman’s fiction developed after the publication of his first novel. Through a discussion of problems of characterisation in his second novel Khamsat aswat (‘Five Voices’, ... More


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