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Intertextuality in Modern Arabic Literature Since 1967

by Luc Deheuvels

Part of the Durham Modern Languages Seires Series

Intertextuality in Modern Arabic Literature Since 1967 Synopsis

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. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719081897
Publication date: 1st December 2009
Author: Luc Deheuvels
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 228 pages
Categories: Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Luc Deheuvels

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 -- .

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