Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature: Essays in Honor of Professor Issa J. Boullata

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Issa J. Boullata, Kamal Abdel-Malek, Wael B. Hallaq
BRILL, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 414 pages
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The collection of essays contained in this volume is written by a group of prominent scholars of Arabic literature. They explore various manifestations of traditional as well as modern and postmodern themes and techniques in Arabic literature. This is the first time the tripartite concepts of tradition, modernity, and postmodernity in Arabic literary works are explored and analyzed in one volume. It illustrates very clearly the fact that Arabic literature has kept abreast not only of the primarily modern literary movements in the West - that is amply illustrated by many studies to date - but also of the "postmodern condition." Scholars in the fields of Arabic literature, Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, postmodern studies, among others, will find this collection of essays of great interest.
  

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Contents

A Profile of an Intellectual
1
The atldl
28
The Modern
45
The December Flower a poem by Fadwa Tuqan
77
The Infiltrators a short story by Hanna Ibrahim
86
What has Happened
94
Creativity in the Novels of Emile Habiby with Special
158
The Case of Sahar Khalifa
173
Vision and Reality
222
A MetaText UnVeiled
253
Visual Thinking and the Arab Semantic Memory
284
The Case
304
The Problem
321
The Collapse of Totalizing Discourse and the Rise
335
Muhammad Barradas The Game
367
Postmoderning the Traditional in the Autobiography
389

History Religion and the Construction of Subjectivity
186
Living in Truth
203
Egypts Postmodern Poet
411
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Kamal Abdel-Malek, Ph.D. (1992) in Islamics, McGill University, is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published extensively on Muslim literature in Arabic including "Muhammad in the Modern Egyptian Popular Ballad" (Brill, 1995). Wael B. Hallaq is Professor of Islamic Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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