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Writing the self : autobiographical writing in modern Arabic literature

Author: Robin Ostle; Ed de Moor; Stefan Wild
Publisher: London : Saqi Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book covers a broad spectrum of autobiographical material and ranges in time from the 17th century to the present day. The chapters include travelogues as well as a wide variety of the more traditional retrospective prose histories of the self.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Autobiografie
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing the self.
London : Saqi Books, 1998
(OCoLC)607035387
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Ostle; Ed de Moor; Stefan Wild
ISBN: 0863567274 9780863567278
OCLC Number: 40545594
Description: 342 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: Random Variations on an Autobiographical Theme / Edwar al-Kharrat --
Introduction / Robin Ostle --
I. Voyages of Self-Definition. 1. Autobiography, Travelogue and Identity / Richard van Leeuwen. 2. Fact and Fiction in al-Saq 'ala al-saq / Paul Starkey. 3. Two Egyptians at the World Exhibition in Paris / Richard van Leeuwen. 4. Autobiographical Features in the Works of Ya'qub Sanu' / Rosella Dorigo Ceccato. 5. The Promethean Quest in Louis 'Awad's Memoirs of an Overseas Student / Rasheed el-Enany --
II. Autobiography from Theory to Practice. 6. Public Role and Private Self / Susanne Enderwitz. 7. Searching for Beginnings in Modern Arabic Autobiography / Stefan Wild. 8. The Arabic Autobiography of Childhood / Tetz Rooke. 9. Jabra Ibrahim Jabra's Autobiography, al-Bi'r al-ula, and his Concept of a Celebration of Life / Angelika Neuwirth. 10. Autobiography, Theory and Practice: The Case of al-Ayyam / Ed de Moor. 11. Why Novels --
Not Autobiographies? / Stephan Guth. 12. Prison Narratives: Autobiography and Fiction / Isabella Camera d'Afflitto. 13. The Autobiographical Novel and the Dual Function / Yumna al-'Id. 14. The Big House / Hartmut Fahndrich. 15. The Territory of Autobiography: Mahmud Darwish's Memory for Forgetfulness / Yves Gonzalez-Quijano. 16. Autobiography and Polyphony / Boutros Hallaq. 17. Autobiography and Memory / Roger Allen. 18. The Use of Autobiography in Rashid al-Da'if's Dear Mr. Kawabata / Samira Aghacy. 19. Autobiography and Intertextuality: Rashid Bujadra / Debbie Cox. 20. The Autobiography of the Thief of Fire by 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayyati / Francesca Maria Corrao. 21. 'My Hands Assisted the Hands of Events' / Wiebke Walther --
III. The Female Voice. 22. Coded Emotions: The Description of Nature in Arab Women's Autobiographies / Nadja Odeh. 23. Negotiating the Space between Private and Public: Women's Autobiographical Writing in Egypt / Dinah Manisty. 24. A Life of One's Own? / Sophie Bennett.
Responsibility: Robin Ostle, Ed de Moor & Stefan Wild, eds.
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