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Overview

This is the first study of its kind to tackle the postcolonial in Arabic fiction. In ten chapters, a lengthy preface and an extensive bibliography, the author discusses and questions a large number of novels that demonstrate cultural diversity and richness in the Arab World. Using current methodologies and discourse analysis, the author highlights engagements with postcolonial issues that relate to identity formation, the modern nation-state, individualism, nationalism, gender and class demarcations, and micro-politics. With this intention, the book locates Arabic narrative in the mainstream of world literature, and establishes the modern Arabic novel in the contemporary literary critical world of postcolonial studies. The author's lucid style and thorough knowledge of the field should recommend the book to students and scholars alike, as it comes in time to meet the needs of the academy for solid writing on Islam and the Arabs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004125865
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/27/2003
  • Series: Studies in Arabic Literature Series , #23
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Muhsin Jassim al-Musawi is a leading literary critic in the Arab World, with many publications in Arabic and English. He has taught widely, and was offered the Professorship in Arabic at the American University of Cairo,2002. He teaches at the American University in Sharjah, and is currently appointed as the Senior Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York.
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Editorial Notes
Acknowledgements
Introduction. Prefatory Thresholds: Scheherazade Avenged 1
Ch. 1 Postcolonial Matters in Arabic Narrative 21
Ch. 2 Writing Scheherazade Now: The Growth of Modern Arabic Fiction 71
Ch. 3 Debating Ambivalence: Socio-Political Engagements 117
Ch. 4 Arabs and the West: Counternarratives and Narrative Encounters 163
Ch. 5 Women in Arabic 205
Ch. 6 A Voice for Dissent: Rogues, Rebels and Saints 255
Ch. 7 Site as Narrative 281
Ch. 8 Time in Narrative 307
Ch. 9 Cultural Contestation and Self-Definition in Arabic Metafiction 337
Ch. 10 Scheherazade's Gifts: Mahfuz's Narrative Strategies in Layah Alf Laylah 375
In Lieu of Conclusion 389
Bibliography 391
Index 413
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