Alif 23: Literature and the Sacred (Alif: Journal of Contemporary Poetics) (Paperback)

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Alif 23: Literature and the Sacred (Alif: Journal of Contemporary Poetics) (Paperback)

By Shahab Ahmed (Editor)

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Studies in this collection treat varied aspects of the relationship between literary discourses and ideas of the sacred in different cultures and epochs. Contributions by established and emerging scholars from the Arab world, South Asia, Europe, and North America examine issues such as the treatment of the sacred in literary texts and traditions, the literary dimensions of sacred texts, the impact of the sacred on literary imagination, the role of the literary in sacred experience, and the contestations between the respective projects of literature and the sacred over the constitution of cultural and social norms. Alif vol. 23 Contributors: English and French sections: Nasr Abu Zaid, Karen Campbell, Angelica DeAngelis, Markus Dressler, Michael Frishkopf, Scott Kugle, Heba Machhour, Olivier S cardin, Marla Segol. Arabic section: Farid Abu Si'da, Boutros Hallaq, Ahmed Taher Hassanein, Anwar Ibrahim, Richard Jacquemond, Salah Kamel, Ali Mabrook, Sa'id Tawfiq.
Product Details ISBN: 9789774248221
ISBN-10: 9774248228
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2003
Pages: 500
Language: English
Series: Alif: Journal of Contemporary Poetics