The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture

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Kilito (French, Muhammad V U., Rabat, Morocco) explores the nature of authorship, the multifarious issues of personal and cultural ownership, and the different ways of challenging and subverting such types of ownership and attribution. Cooperson (U. of California-Los Angeles) translates L'auteur et ses doubles, published by Éditions du Seuil, Paris, in 1985. There is no index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815629313
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: Middle East Literature in Translation Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface
Note on Names and Dates
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Verses and Reverses 9
Ch. 2 Adoption 17
Ch. 3 The Polyandrous Ode 24
Ch. 4 The Paths of the Prophetic Hadith 34
Ch. 5 Poetry and Coin 45
Ch. 6 The Poetics of the Anecdote 51
Ch. 7 Confessions of a Forger 67
Ch. 8 A Letter from Beyond the Grave 78
Ch. 9 Voice and Palimpsest 91
Conclusion 100
Notes 113
References 125
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