Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature


Author: M. C Lyons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748689486
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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The Man of Wiles appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of his popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. This study sets out in detail the lives of these men for those who cannot access the original texts.

The Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature

A Study of a Medieval Arab Hero
Author: Malcolm Cameron Lyons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748645020
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 254
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The Man of Wiles - terrorist or saint? The Man of Wiles (otherwise known as the Master Thief, the Trickster or the Fool) appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of this figure's popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. He embodies views acceptable to an otherwise inarticulate part of the population, allowing Islam to be treated in a paradoxical and sometimes humorous light in contrast to conventional piety. And he shares with Odysseus not only his wiles but his function as 'the sacker of cities', redressing the idea that classical Arabic literature is unrelated to anything outside its own borders. The study of this popular form sets out in detail the recorded lives of these Men of Wiles for those to whom the original texts are not available.

The Warrior Women of Islam

Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature
Author: Remke Kruk
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857736493
Category: History
Page: 304
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Colloquial Arabic storytelling is most commonly associated with the Arabian Nights. But few people are aware of a much larger corpus of narrative texts known as popular epic. These heroic romantic tales, originating in the Middle Ages, form vast cycles of adventure stories whose most remarkable feature is their portrayal of powerful and memorable women. Wildly appreciated by medieval audiences, and spread by professional storytellers throughout the cities of the Muslim world, this material was printed and reprinted over the centuries and remains a vital part of Arab culture. Yet virtually none is available in translation, and so remains almost unknown to a non-Arab public. Remke Kruk at last makes these neglected romances available to a Western audience. She recounts the story of Princess Dhat al-Himma, brave and undefeated leader of the Muslim army in its wars against the Byzantines; of Ghamra, brought up as a boy to become a fearless leader of men; and of Qannasa, an infidel, raiding from her mountain fortress to capture and seduce her enemies before putting them pitilessly to the sword. The Warrior Women of Islam puts a bold new complexion on gender roles and the wider perception of women in the Middle East.

The Wiles of Men and Other Stories


Author: Salwá Bakr
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292708006
Category: Fiction
Page: 178
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"Here, finally, is some writing with a genuine purchase on things of worth. The collection of pithy short stories, filled with a sad wonder, tells of contemporary Egyptians . . . timorously rebelling against the conformism of life along the Nile." —Observer ". . . Bakr emerges as a fine observer of her country's times, with a vision which remains, for all its engagement, quirky and distinctively personal." — Times Literary Supplement Set among the poor of contemporary Cairo, these thirteen stories and one short novella tell of women struggling to provide themselves with the basic necessities of life. They explore the limits of self-awareness, the pressures to conform, and some of the strange paths to escape that women resort to in a conservative society shot through with social and sexual prejudice and preconceptions.

Arabic Literature in the Post-Classical Period


Author: Roger Allen,D. S. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521771609
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 481
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The final volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature explores the Arabic literary heritage of the little-known period from the twelfth to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Even though it was during this time that the famous Thousand and One Nights was composed, very little has been written on the literature of the period generally. In this volume Roger Allen and Donald Richards bring together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to rectify the situation. The volume is divided into parts with the traditions of poetry and prose covered separately within both their 'elite' and 'popular' contexts. The last two sections are devoted to drama and the indigenous tradition of literary criticism. As the only work of its kind in English covering the post-classical period, this book promises to be a unique resource for students and scholars of Arabic literature for many years to come.

Literary heritage of classical Islam

Arabic and Islamic studies in honor of James A. Bellamy
Author: Mustansir Mir,Jarl E. Fossum
Publisher: Darwin Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 359
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Al-Jahiz


Author: Arnim Heinemann,Manfred Kropp,Tarif Khalidi,John Lash Meloy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899136760
Category: Arabic language
Page: 295
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Love and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature


Author: Roger M. A. Allen,Hilary Kilpatrick,Ed. C. M. de Moor
Publisher: Al Saqi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 271
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In segregated, conservative societies with a repressive attitude to women, writings on the theme of love and sexuality are of particular interest. Among the many studies on modern Arabic literature, this book is the first major treatment of what has generally been a taboo subject. The scope covers the entire history of modern Arabic literature--poetry, the novel and the short story--from the late nineteenth century to the end of the 1980s. Examples are drawn from countries as diverse as Algeria and Kuwait. Although the main accent is on the prose of Egypt and the countries of the Mashreq, North African literature is also included. Topics range from 'erotic awareness in the early Egyptian short story' to 'death and desire in Iraqi war literature', from 'fathers and husbands as tyrants and victims' to 'the foreign woman in the North African novel'. The writers whose works are analysed include Tawfiq al-Hakim, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Adonis, Layla Ba'albakki, Najib Mahfouz, Edwar al-Kharrat, Layla al-'Uthman and Nizar Qabbani. Each of the nineteen contributors to the book is a specialist in his or her field of modern Arabic literature.

Oriente moderno


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Eastern question
Page: N.A
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Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Im Schatten des Schwertes

Mohammed und die Entstehung des arabischen Weltreichs
Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608943801
Category: History
Page: 532
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The Arabian Epic: Volume 1, Introduction

Heroic and Oral Story-telling
Author: M. C. Lyons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521017381
Category: History
Page: 200
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The hero cycles of Arabic belong to the literary tradition of The Arabian Nights and can be seen as the popular epics of their civilisation. Published in three volumes, the first introduces the background to the cycles, while the second analyses their contents and literary formulae. The epitomes surveyed in the final volume provide further insight into their literary nuances.

The Middle East & South Asia Folklore Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Folklore
Page: N.A
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Enzyklopädie als Spiegel des Weltbildes

Qazwīnīs Wunder der Schöpfung : eine Naturkunde des 13. Jahrhunderts
Author: Syrinx von Hees
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447045117
Category: History
Page: 398
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Die illustrierte, literarisch-wissenschaftliche Kosmographie des persischen Gelehrten Qazwini (1202-1283), ein zentraler Text des islamischen Mittelalters, wird mit kulturhistorischem Blick untersucht und neu bewertet. Im Mittelpunkt stehen zwei Themen, die Tier- und die Engeldarstellungen, anhand derer exemplarisch das Weltbild einer hochentwickelten Kultur aufgezeigt wird, die sich als Zentrum der Welt verstand, ehe sie durch den Mongolensturm des 13. Jahrhunderts aus dem Gleichgewicht geriet. Qazwini prasentiert ein naturkundliches Weltbild in der Tradition der aristotelischen Physik, durchdrungen von einem zwar undogmatischen, aber tiefen islamischen Glauben, verfeinert durch philosophische Ideen und belebt durch wunderbare Erzahlungen und farbige Illustrationen. Auf einmalige Weise verbindet er divergierende Traditionen zu einem uberzeugenden, prachtigen Ganzen. Bislang galt dieses Werk als wesentlicher Beweis fur die Theorie der Dekadenz der arabisch-islamischen Wissenschaft; eine Annahme, die nicht aufrecht erhalten werden kann. Eingeleitet wird diese quellenkritische Untersuchung durch eine ausfuhrliche Schilderung von Qazwinis kulturellem Umkreis. Das Buch bereichert unser Geschichtsbild des 13. Jahrhunderts in einer Schlusselregion, deren Darstellung nach dem Fall Bagdads bislang vernachlassigt wurde.

Jesus, Joseph and Job

Reading Rescriptings of Religious Figures in Lebanese Women's Fiction
Author: Michelle Hartman
Publisher: Dr Ludwig Reichert
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 177
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Joseph, Jesus and Job are all immediately recognizable religious figures in both Christianity and Islam who have been incorporated into a range of artistic and literary projects both inside and outside the Arab world. This study examines how three Lebanese women authors borrow and use these religious figures within their works of creative fiction. It proposes that the social, political and literary contributions of these works are interlinked and that their messages, especially those related to religion and gender, emerge through their innovations and artistry as creative works. Drawing on the dual critical frameworks of intertextuality and postcolonial feminist theory, the study sets these works and their themes in relationship to multiple contexts, posing the question: Are these Arabic, French and/or Francophone novels? Should they be understood as Arab, Lebanese, and/or 'Third' World texts? As women's literature? The works treated are: Huda Barakat's Hajar al-dahik, Najwa Barakat's Hayat wa-alam Hamad ibn Silana, and Andree Chedid's La femme de Job.

Die Verdammten dieser Erde


Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518371688
Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
Page: 266
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World Literature Today


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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