Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Language And Literature

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Overview

Covers a range of literary and linguistic subjects from pre-Islamic times to the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700704118
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/25/1996
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Romanticism and Modern Arabic Literature 3
2 Tradition as a Factor of Arabic Modernism: Darwish's Application of a Mask 18
3 Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Poetry: The Constant Challenge, the Perennial Assertion 27
4 Sundry Observations on the Fate of Poetry in the Early Islamic Period 49
5 Changing Technique in Modern Arabic Poetry: A Reflection of Changing Values 61
6 Literacy, Munificence and Legitimation of Power during the reign of the Party Kings in Muslim Spain 75
7 The Authenticity of the Poems ascribed to Umayya Ibn Abi al-Salt 87
8 The Hunt in the Arabic Qasidah: the Antecedents of the Tardiyyah 102
9 Abbasid Panegyric: The Politics and Poetics of Ceremony. Al-Mutanabbi's Id-poem to Sayf al-Dawlah 119
10 Najib al-Haddad's Essay on the Comparison of Arabic and European Poetry 144
11 Arabic Influences in the Literature of Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain 153
12 Tradition and Modernity in the Work of the Tunisian writer al-Mas adi 165
13 The Organizational Principles in Ibn Sallam's Tabaqat Fuhul al-Shu ara. A Reconsideration 186
14 On Rhyming Endings and Symmetric Phrases in al-Hamadhani's Maqamat 210
15 The Prose Literature of Pre-Islamic Arabia 229
16 Modernity in a Classical Arabic Adab Work, the Kitab al-Aghani 242
17 An Incomplete Egyptian Ballad on The 1956 War 257
18 Mysticism in Arabic Writing 273
19 Rescuing Arabic Rhetoric from Neglect: A Text-linguistic Approach 293
20 The Dispute of Coffee and Tea: A Debate-Poem from the Gulf 302
21 Some sociolinguistic concepts of style and stylistic variation in spoken Arabic - with reference to Nagib Mahfuz talking about his life 316
22 The Language of Ibn al-Mujawir's 7th/13th Century Guide to Arabia, Tarikh al-Mustabsir 327
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