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Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Jeffrey Sacks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In a series of close readings of Arabic and Arab Jewish writing, the author considers the relation of poetic statement to individual and collective loss, the dispossession of peoples and languages, ... More


Why Existentialism?

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter Two begins with the self-described post-WWII crisis of the Arab self and the problem of authenticity as a disjuncture between being and meaning. Responding to this crisis, Egyptian and ... More


The Religious Other

Christina Phillips

in Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417068
eISBN:
9781474476737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter identifies religion as a key problematic in early examples of the Arabic novel in Egypt before embarking on an in-depth discussion of the religious/secular opposition in seminal words by ... More


Egypt

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes the work of Ali Salem (1936–2015) and Taha Husayn (1889–1973). Husayn, the doyen of modern Arabic literature, and Salem, a leading Arabic-language playwright, are considered two ... More


The Nahḍa's First Stirrings of Interest in Alf Layla

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Alf Layla, with particular emphasis on Naḥda's interest in this work. To many educated Arabs, Alf Layla was the exact opposite of literary classics which are often cited and ... More


Politics, Poetics, Piety

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/9780823286362.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Epilogue returns to novelist and critic Maḥmud Al-Masʿadī, to discuss his 1957 epistolary exchange with the Egyptian critic and writer Ṭāhā Ḥusayn—the figurehead par excellence of the nahḍa [Arab ... More


Introduction:: Writing Arab Selfhood – From Taha Husayn to Blogging

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While Arab autobiographical discourse has always been a culturally rich phenomenon, in recent decades it has gone through crucial transformations in both form and method. The introductory chapter ... More


Elite Treatment of Honour Crimes in Modern Egypt

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the elite treatment of honour crimes in modern Egypt. It focuses on the ways and mechanisms in which elite literature has departed or distanced itself from the traditions and ... More


Conclusion

Reuven Snir

in Modern Arabic Literature: A Theoretical Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420518
eISBN:
9781474435642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420518.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Conclusion discusses the recent changes in Arabic literature following the wide migration, globalization, the deconstruction and fragmentization of the concept of identity, and the speedy ... More


Israel and Palestine

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the works of Arab and Israeli authors who celebrate diversity, humanity, and humanism. These include Anglo-Palestinian novelist Samir el-Youssef (b. 1965), Fawaz Turki (b. ... More


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