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Interpreting the self : autobiography in the Arabic literary tradition

Author: Dwight Fletcher Reynolds; Kristen Brustad
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Autobiography is a literary genre which Western scholarship has ascribed mostly to Europe and the West. Countering this assessment and presenting many little-known texts, this comprehensive work demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Interpreting the self.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001
(DLC) 00037411
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dwight Fletcher Reynolds; Kristen Brustad
ISBN: 9780520926110 0520926110 0585388784 9780585388786 0520220226 9780520220225 0520226674 9780520226678 1597346837 9781597346832
OCLC Number: 49851843
Language Note: Includes translated text from Arabic.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 336 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preliminaries; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Fallacy of Western Origins; 2. The Origins of Arabic Autobiography; 3. Toward a History of Arabic Autobiography; 4. Arabic Autobiography and the Literary Portrayal of the Self; Part II. Translations; Conclusion; Annotated Guide to Arabic Autobiographical Writings; Glossary; References; List of Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dwight F. Reynolds ; co-authored by Kristen Brustad [and others].

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