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Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Rebecca Braun

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book traces a long-standing concern with issues of authorship throughout the work of Günter Grass, Germany's best-known contemporary writer and public intellectual. Through detailed ... More


2 Politics vs. Literature: The Myth of Dante and the Italian National Identity

Stefano Jossa

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter demonstrates that in the process of nation-making in Italy Dante was primarily interpreted as a political rather than as a literary icon. He was in the end considered to be the ‘enemy’ ... More


Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Philip F. Kennedy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The recognition scene is a feature of narrative that has shown extraordinary resilience in literary history and transformative power in works of literature. The evidence lies in its robust survival ... More


Joseph and his Avatars

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Given the importance of Surah 12 as the paragon of all storytelling in the Qurʾan, it should not surprise us to find refractions and transfigurations of the story in postdating religious and literary ... More


A Cognitive Reading of the Qurʾanic Story of Joseph

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

We find in the Qurʾan and the life of Muaammad one of the most fascinating relationship constructs between a text and its contextual psychology in literature; at its crux is the fundamental question: ... More


The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

Nicholas Saul and Susan Tebbutt (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236795
eISBN:
9781846313950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313950
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since their arrival in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, the ‘Gypsies’ have stimulated and fascinated the European imagination, but have also always been perceived as ‘other’ and ... More


Joseph in the Life of Muḥammad: Prophecy in Tafsīr (Exegesis), Sīrah (Biography) and Hadith (Tradition)

Philip F. Kennedy

in Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition: Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413725
eISBN:
9781474427081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413725.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

From the epistemology of a narrative paragon, Joseph in the Qurʾan, we move on in this chapter to consider three case studies, one from each of the following genres: tafsīr, sīrah and hadith. These ... More


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