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Sufism in the contemporary Arabic novel

Author: Ziad Elmarsafy
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ Press, 2012.
Series: Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
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Sufi characters -- saints, dervishes, wanderers -- occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists interrogates Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Mas'adi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong intertextual relationship with the Sufi masters of the past, including Al-Hallaj, Ibn Arabi,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ziad Elmarsafy
ISBN: 0748641408 9780748641406
OCLC Number: 769743923
Description: xii, 260 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Ouverture ----
Chapter One: Naguib Mahfouz: (En)chanting Justice ---
Chapter Two: Tayeb Salih: The Returns of the Saint ---
Chapter Three: Al-Masʹad?: Witnessing Immortality ---
Chapter Four: The Survival of Gamal Al-Ghitany ---
Chapter Five: Ibrahim Al-Koni: Writing and Sacrifice ---
Chapter Six: Tahar Ouettar: The Saint and the Nightmare of History ----
Epilogue: Bahaa Taher, Solidarity and Idealism.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
Responsibility: Ziad Elmarsafy.
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Arabic novelists are increasingly finding a source of literary innovation and political transgression in the language and ideas of mediaeval Sufi thinkers and writers. This book presents close  Read more...

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Elmarsafy brings together an illustrative spectrum of seminal Arab authors, and ably illuminates the persistence of Sufi idioms and voices in contemporary literary texts. He argues convincingly that Read more...

 
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