Oriental responses to the West: comparative essays in select writers from the Muslim world

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E.J. Brill, 1990 - Architecture - 124 pages
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Modern writers and scholars from the Islamic East have represented actual or fictional encounters with the West in a surprising variety of ways. Far from constituting a mono- lithic approach to the West, as Western "Orientalism" often tended to, these writings reveal an interest in and sometimes acute perception of cross-cultural conflict and synthesis. The very difficulties experienced by writers and critics immersed in two or more cultures have led to new creative and innovative forms of response to the West. By shifting focus in East-West relations towards the East, it initiates further interdisciplinary discussions.

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Rahimieh is associate dean of arts and professor of comparative literature at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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