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Modern Arabic literature.

Starkey, P. G. (2006) 'Modern Arabic literature.', Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. New Edinburgh Islamic surveys.

Abstract

This is a succinct introduction to modern Arabic literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Designed primarily as an introductory textbook for English-speaking undergraduates, it will also be of interest to a more general readership interested in the contemporary Middle East or in comparative and modern literature. The work attempts to situate the development of modern Arabic literature in the context of the medieval Arabic literary tradition, as well as the new literary forms derived from the West, exploring the interaction between social, political and cultural change in the Middle East and the development of a modern Arabic literary tradition. Poetry, prose writing and the theatre are discussed in separate sections. The work overall aims to give a balanced account of the subject, reflecting the different pace of literary development in diverse parts of the Arab world, including North Africa.

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:The full-text of chapter 2 is available from DRO: Starkey, P. G. (2006) 'The Revival' in 'Modern Arabic literature.', Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 23-41.
Keywords:Poetry, Neo-classicists, Romantics, Modernists, Prose literature, Drama, Theatre.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (4245Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.eupjournals.com/book/9780748612918
Record Created:10 Mar 2009
Last Modified:17 Jun 2011 16:46

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