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: Religion
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.

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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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, 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
Category:
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Love and sexuality in modern Arabic literature


Author: Roger M. A. Allen,Hilary Kilpatrick,Ed de Moor
Publisher: Al Saqi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
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.

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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Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Oriente moderno


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Eastern question
Page: N.A
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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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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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Arabische Literatur, postmodern


Author: Angelika Neuwirth,Andreas Pflitsch,Barbara Winckler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arabic literature
Page: 408
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Der Band "Arabische Literatur, postmodern" stellt die zeitgenössische Literatur der arabischen Welt vor. Dabei ist den Herausgebern vor allem daran gelegen, diese Literatur aus ihrem europäisch-westlichen Rezeptionskontext herauszuholen, der sich vor allem an einer behaupteten Exotik orientiert. Das pittoreske Element, bei dem Armut und Rückständigkeit beim westlichen Leser Mitgefühl und Sehnsucht nach vergangenen Zeiten und deren vorgeblichen Einfachheit wecken sollen, bestimmen Auswahl und Ausstattung der auf dem europäischen Buchmarkt präsenten arabischen Werke. Diese Exotisierung der modernen arabischen Literatur wird deren Vielfalt und Qualität nicht gerecht und verhindert zudem einen kulturellen Austausch: Wenn die literarische Auseinandersetzung der arabischen Kultur mit der Moderne nicht wahrgenommen wird und wenn die vielstimmigen Reaktionen auf die Prozesse der Globalisierung nicht vernehmbar gemacht werden, bleibt der immer wieder geforderte Dialog unausgeglichen und damit chancenlos. "Arabische Literatur, postmodern" stellt eine außereuropäische Literatur vor, die auf Augenhöhe mit anderen Weltliteraturen unserer Gegenwart reflektiert und sich mit ihrer Brüchigkeit und Vielfalt, mit ihren Risiken und Wirkungen auseinander setzt, ohne dabei ihre eigenen Traditionen zu verleugnen oder zu vergessen.

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.

Islamic and Arab contribution to the European Renaissance


Author: Egypt. Shuʻbah al-Qawmīyah lil-Yūniskū,Markaz Tabādul al-Qiyam al-Thaqāfīyah (Egypt)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 361
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Imagined masculinities

male identity and culture in the modern Middle East
Author: Mayy Ghaṣṣūb,Emma Sinclair-Webb
Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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A landmark study of men and men's roles in the modern Middle East.

Adventures in world literature


Author: Anderson,James Applegate
Publisher: Holt McDougal
ISBN: 9780153353956
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1046
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Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical literature
Page: N.A
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