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In my childhood : a study of Arabic autobiography

Author: Tetz Rooke
Publisher: [Stockholm] : Stockholm University, 1997.
Series: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis., Stockholm oriental studies ;, 15.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Rooke, Tetz.
In my childhood.
[Stockholm] : Stockholm University, 1997
(OCoLC)989120039
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tetz Rooke
ISBN: 9122017666 9789122017660
OCLC Number: 37749608
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Stockholm University, 1997.
Description: ii, 304 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction --
1. The Literary Background --
2. Aim --
3. Method --
4. The Texts --
5. The Writers --
6. Earlier Studies --
II. Defining Autobiography: A Formal Approach --
1. Two Types of Definition --
2. 'The Autobiographical Pact' --
3. Application of the Theory --
4. The Biography --
5. Memoirs --
6. The Diary --
7. The Letter --
8. The Self-Portrait --
III. Autobiography and Novel --
1. The Convergence --
2. 'The Autobiographical Space' --
3. Autobiographical Truth --
4. The Divergence --
5. Identicalness of Name as Generic Marker --
6. Title and Subtitle as Generic Markers --
7. Dedication and Preface as Generic Markers --
8. The Publisher's Blurb as Generic Marker --
9. Extra-Textual Generic Markers --
IV. The Historical Development --
1. Technical Terms --
2. The Classical Cognates --
3. Biographies of Famous Men --
4. Religious Tracts --
5. Travelogues and Geographical Works --
6. The First 'Real' Autobiographies --
V. Continuity and Change --
1. Tarjama-Reflexes --
2. The Theme of Education --
3. The Spiritual Quest --
4. The Theme of Travel --
5. The Theme of Mourning --
6. The New Spirit --
7. Foreign Influence --
VI. The Arabic 'Childhood' --
1. Story and Discourse in Autobiography --
2. A Typology of Story-Time --
3. The Chronology Problem --
4. The Proportion Problem --
5. The Independence Problem --
6. The Integrated 'Childhood' --
7. The Connected 'Childhood' --
8. The Independent 'Childhood' --
9. The Plot --
10. Endings --
11. Beginnings --
VII. The Literary Spectrum --
1. Is There a Non-Literary Autobiography? --
2. Novelized Narrative and the 'Childhood' --
3. Scene and Summary --
4. Style in Speech --
5. Use of Voice --
6. The Descriptive Detail --
VIII. 'Imaginary Homelands' --
1. Critical Images --
2. Romantic Images --
3. Reaffirming Identity --
4. Towards 'Modern Sensibility'? --
IX. The Theme of Poverty --
1. Conflict, Marginality and Social Critique --
2. The Hell of Poverty: A Nihilist Version --
3. The Hell of Poverty: A Socialist Version --
4. The Hell of Poverty: A Reconciling Version --
5. The Shock of Poverty --
6. The Virtues of Poverty --
X. Patriarchal Families --
1. The Family --
Arab Society in Miniature --
2. The Target: The Father --
3. The Family as a Prison --
4. The Brutal Versus The Humane Father --
5. Patriarchal Reformism --
6. Disruptive Stories --
7. The Story of a Rebellious Muslim Girl --
8. Critical Portraits of Mothers --
App. The Main Corpus.
Series Title: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis., Stockholm oriental studies ;, 15.
Responsibility: by Tetz Rooke.

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