Modern Arabic Literature
This volume of the Cambridge History of Arabic Literature provides the first authoritative, comprehensive, critical survey of creative writing in Arabic from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The rise of secular education, printing and journalism created a new reading public, and Western ideas and literary forms, notably the novel, the short story, and drama, became influential. This book examines the attempts made by Arab men and women to adapt the imported forms as well as the indigenous literary tradition to meet the requirements of the modern world. Quoted material is given in English translation and there is an extensive bibliography.
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The Neoclassical Arabic poets
The Romantic poets
Modernist poetry in Arabic
The beginnings of the Arabic novel
The mature Arabic novel outside Egypt
The Egyptian novel from Zaynab to 1980
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