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The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture
  

The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Paperback, New title)

By Kilito, Abdelfattah
Introduction by Allen, Roger
Translated by Cooperson, Michael

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A splendidly translated exploration of major themes in classical Arabic literature by the most inventive and provocative critic of Arabic literature in the Middle East today. In this exceptional volume, Abedlfattah Kilito argues that genre - not authorship - is at the heart of cl...assic Arabic literature. Using simple yet lyrical language, he examines love poetry and panegyric, the Prophet's Hadith and the literary anecdote, as well as such recurring themes as memorization, plagiarism and forgery, and dream visions of the dead. Ultimately, he evokes these as an allegory for post-colonial Arab North Africa. An elegant translation faithfully captures the author's poetic finesse and makes the book easily accessible to English-speaking readers. Warmly received by critics and anthropologists, this volume is a must for scholars, students, and devotees of Arab culture.
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ISBN 9780815629313
Publisher Inbooks
Format Paperback, New title
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Series Middle East Literature in Translation
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ISBN-13 9780815629313
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Syracuse University Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New title
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition New title
Translated from Arabic
Author(s) By Kilito, Abdelfattah
Introduction by Allen, Roger
Translated by Cooperson, Michael
Series Middle East Literature in Translation
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Number of Pages 129
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 892.709
Weight 220g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Imitation in literature, Arabic literature - History and criticism, Originality in literature, History and criticism
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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