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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


The Other Shore: Dialogue and Difference in Mahdī cTsā al-Ṣaqr’s al-Shāṭiɔ al-thānī

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/9780748641413.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the work of al-Saqr by focusing on al-Shati‘ al-thani (‘The Other Shore’, 1998), the novel in which the author’s style and narrative techniques reached maturity. The chapter ... More


Two Houses, Two Women: Iraq at War in Mahdī cĪsā al-Saqr’s Novels

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/9780748641413.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the ways in which al-Saqr writes about war and violence in most of his other novels. A comparison of two texts that deal with the consequences of the long war with Iran, Bayt ... More


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