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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


Reading and Writing in al-Masarrāt wa-’l-awjāc by Fuɔād al-Takarlī

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/9780748641413.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the work of al-Takarli through a discussion of his novel al-Masarrat wa-’l-awja‘ (‘Joys and Sorrows’, 1998). The text, whose breadth and ambitious structure make it comparable ... More


The Long Way Back: Possibilities for Survival and Renewal in al-Rajc al-bacīd by Fuɔād al-Takarlī

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/9780748641413.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter investigates the themes of renewal and survival in al-Takarli’s 1980 masterpiece al-Raj‘ al-ba‘id (The Long Way Back), a novel set in the months leading up to the Baathist-nationalist ... More


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