A Matter of Fate: The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic Literature / Edition 1

A Matter of Fate: The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic Literature / Edition 1

by Dalya Cohen-Mor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195133986

ISBN-13: 9780195133981

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Dalya Cohen-Mor examines the evolution of the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. She contends that belief in fate has retained its vitality and continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and their social psychology. Interwoven with the chapters are 16 modern short stories that

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Dalya Cohen-Mor examines the evolution of the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. She contends that belief in fate has retained its vitality and continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and their social psychology. Interwoven with the chapters are 16 modern short stories that further illuminate this fascinating topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195133981
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Key to the Transliteration
List of Translated Stories
Introduction
1God's Will: The Principle of the Prime Mover3
2The Wheel of Time: The Agent of Corrosion47
3Character: The Prison of Life79
4Custom: The Yoke of Tradition105
5Gender: The Female Experience131
6Class and Capital: The Trap of Poverty and Tyranny159
7Chance: The Random Arbiter189
8To Wish or Not to Wish? The Double-Edged Sword219
9Conclusion239
Notes259
Glossary285
Select Bibliography287
Permissions307
Index309

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