Arab Culture and the Novel: Genre, Identity and Agency in Egyptian Fiction

Arab Culture and the Novel: Genre, Identity and Agency in Egyptian Fiction

By: Muhammad Siddiq (author)Paperback

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This book explores the complex relationship between the novel and identity in modern Arab culture against a backdrop of contemporary Egypt. It uses the example of the Egyptian novel to interrogate the root causes - religious, social, political, and psychological - of the lingering identity crisis that has afflicted Arab culture for at least two centuries.

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About Author

Muhammad Siddiq is Associate Professor at the Department for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Contents

1. A Genre at War: Literary Form and Historical Agency 2. Tangents of Identity: The Poetics of Space in the Egyptian Novel 3. Divining Identities: Religion and the Egyptian Novel 4. Questionable Subjects: Individuality, Representation, and the Novel

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780415597432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780415597432
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0415597439

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