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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


A Room of His Own: The “History” of the Barber of Damascus

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is a literary exploration of the barber, Ibn Budayr's, chronicle. While his text is a “history” (tārīkh), it is heavily informed by the genre of the oral popular epic (sīra). Ibn ... More


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