The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives

The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474406529
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nizar F. Hermes is Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia. He is author of The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Culture, Ninth-Twelfth Century AD (2012).

Gretchen Head is Assistant Professor of Literature in the Humanities Division at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface

Chapter 1 The Untranslatability of the Qur'anic City by Mohammad Salama

Chapter 2 Local Historians and their Cities: the Urban Topography of al-Azdi's Mosul and al- Sahmi's Jurjan by Harry Munt

Chapter 3 Against Cities: On Hija' al-Mudun in Arabic Poetry by Huda Fakhreddine and Bilal Orfali

Chapter 4 The Literary Geography of Meaning in the Maqamat of al-Hamadhani and al-Hòariri by Sarah R. bin Tyeer

Chapter 5 "Woe is me for Qayrawan!" Ibn Sharaf's Lamiyya, the Plight of Refugees and the Cityscape by Nizar F. Hermes

Chapter 6 In Memory of al-Andalus: Using the Elegy to Reimagine the Literary and Literal Geography of Cordoba by Anna Cruz

Chapter 7 The Mamluk City as Overlapping Personal Networks by Kelly Tuttle

Chapter 8 Citystruck by Adam Talib

Chapter 9 Between Utopia and Dystopia in Marrakech by Gretchen Head

Chapter 10 Revolutionary Cityscapes: Yusuf Idris and the National Imaginary by Yasmine Ramadan

Chapter 11 Lost Cities, Vanished Worlds: Configurations of Urban Autobiographical Identity in the Arabic Literature of the 1980s by Valerie Anishchenkova

Chapter 12 The Sufis of Baghdad: A Topographical Index of the City by Boutheina Khaldi

Chapter 13 Basòrayatha: Self-Portrait as a City by William Maynard Hutchins

Chapter 14 Of Cities and Canons in an Age of Comparative Consumption by Hanadi Al-Samman

Chapter 15 Everyday Writing in an Extraordinary City by Ghenwa Hayek

Chapter 16 Translating Cairo's Hidden Lines: The City as Visual Text in Magdy El Shafee's Metro
by Chip Rossetti

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