Alif 24: Archaeology of Literature: Tracing the Old in the New (Paperback)

Alif 24: Archaeology of Literature: Tracing the Old in the New By Ferial Ghazoul (Editor) Cover Image

Alif 24: Archaeology of Literature: Tracing the Old in the New (Paperback)

By Ferial Ghazoul (Editor)

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This issue of Alif investigates the different strata constituting texts, and the presence of older material (myths, classics, hymns, rituals, romance, philosophical fragments, etc.) as subtexts in literature. Articles explore the processes and modalities of such inclusions in a given work or the corpus of an author. The issue also includes critical essays on the nature of continuity and correspondence in plots, characters, and styles as well as redeployment of older motifs in modern and postmodern works. Contributors: English section: Walid Bitar, Leslie Croxford, Ananya Kabir, Rondo Keele, Steven Nimis, John Rodenbeck, Edward Said, Doris Shoukri, Mounira Soliman, Steffen Stelzer. Arabic section: Mohammed 'Ajina, Mohammed Birairi, Ayman Al-Desouky, Hasab al-Sheikh Ja'far, Scheherazade Hassan, Sami Mahdi, Samia Mehrez, Mai Muzaffar/Rafa Nasiri, Lamis Al-Nakkash/Doris Shoukri, Nagwa Sha'ban.
Product Details ISBN: 9789774247798
ISBN-10: 9774247795
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2004
Pages: 500
Language: English