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Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Michael T. Gilmore

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of American culture. Highlighting the American zeal for knowing or making legible, it seeks to recuperate a central tradition while simultaneously ... 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


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