Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition

Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition

By: Wen-chin Ouyang (author)Hardback

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For the first time this book provides an examination of the impulses that went into the making of literary criticism in medieval Arab-Islamic culture. It traces the resulting characteristics of this area of intellectual enquiry and grounds the field of Arabic literary criticism in its social, intellectual and cultural context (3rd/9th century to the 5th/11th century).

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About Author

Wen-chin Ouyang is Reader in Arabic Literature at SOAS. She is author of Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition (Edinburgh University Press, 1997), editor of New Perspectives on the Arabian Nights (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with Stephen Hart) of Companion to Magical Realism (Tamesis, 2005).

Contents

Knowledge and cultural dialects; function of poetry in medieval Arab-Islamic society; beginnings; fanfare of controversy; against all odds - the making of a tradition.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780748608973
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780748608973
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 0748608974

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