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 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.

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.

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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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
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Page: N.A
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The Golden Chariot


Author: Salwa Bakr
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774161797
Category: Fiction
Page: 193
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From her cell in a women's prison, Aziza decides to create a golden chariot to take her to heaven, where her wishes and dreams can be fulfilled. As she muses on who to take with her, she tells the life stories of her fellow prisoners and decides in her heart which ones deserve a free ride to paradise. Aziza's cruelly frank comments about her friends and their various crimes--including murder, theft, and drug-dealing--weave these tales together into a contemporary Arabian Nights. Salwa Bakr takes a wry and cynical look at how women from widely differing backgrounds, some innocent and some guilty, come together in a single prison ward. Salwa Bakr's writing depicts life at the grassroots of Egypt's culture, admiring its resilience in the face of poverty and inequality. With a strong distrust of imported kitsch, western consumerism is contrasted with the indigenous culture. In The Golden Chariot, Salwa Bakr opens a magical door, through which we are able to see the injustices of a society in transition. Beyond these stories of crime, we glimpse the yearning and longing for a better life, and the problems of not being able to realize these dreams by honest means.

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: British
Page: 688
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A Glossary of Literary Terms


Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
Category: Education
Page: 448
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

The Wretched of the Earth


Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

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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The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East

With Historical Surveys of the Chief Writings of Each Nation...
Author: Charles Francis Horne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
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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Young Goodman Brown


Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635225563
Category: Fiction
Page: 10
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Young Goodman Brown was written in the year 1835 by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This book is one of the most popular novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

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
View: 3765
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