This volume of essays is the first to be dedicated to the subject of intertextuality in modern Arabic literature. Beginning with a general overview of the topic by Roger Allen, it brings together essays on a range of writers from all parts of the Arab world, including, among others, Edwar al-Kharrat, Sa'd Allah Wannus, Najib Mahfuz, Rabi' Jabir, Salim Matar and the recently deceased Sudanese writer al-Tayyib Salih, whose seminal work Season of Migration to the North heralded a new phase in the modern Arabic literary tradition. The volume, which also includes two essays on aspects of intertextuality in Gulf literature, also discusses transformations of popular medieval literature such as the Alf Layla wa-Layla (the Thousand and One Nights) in modern Arabic literature. -- .
|Publication date:||1st December 2009|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Categories:||Literary studies: from c 1900 -,|
Luc Deheuvels is Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris, France. Professor Barbara Michalak-Pikulska is Head of the Arab Studies Department at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Professor Paul Starkey is Head of the Arabic Department, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World -- .More About Luc Deheuvels