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Occidentalism : literary representations of the Maghrebi experience of the East-West encounter

Author: Zahia Smail Salhi
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019]
Series: Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maghrebi literature published in the first half of the twentieth century is a subject that seldom receives focused scholarly treatment. This is partly due to limited availability of the books, some of which were printed in as few as fifty copies. Zahia Smail Salhi tracked down these rare works and put them in the spotlight for the first time here. Through close textual analysis and in-depth engagement with religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahia Smail Salhi
ISBN: 9780748645800 0748645802
OCLC Number: 1108727818
Description: ix, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Maghreb and the Occident: Towards the Construction of an Occidentalist Discourse --
2. From the Faraway Orient to the Reclaimed Occident: French Civilisation, Religious Conversion and Cultural Assimilation --
3. The Occident and the Barbary Corsairs: Pre-colonial Maghrebi Encounters with the Occident --
4. 'La France, c'est moi': Love and Infatuation with the Occident --
5. The Occident and the Oriental Woman: Rescuing the Oriental Man's Victim? --
6. The New Maghrebi Woman and the Occident: From Occidentophilia to Ambivalence --
7. The End of the Chimera: Disillusion, Alienation and Ambivalence.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Literary representations of the Maghrebi experience of the East-West encounter
Responsibility: Zahia Smail Salhi.

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Evaluates the East-West encounter portrayed in Maghrebi literature from colonial times to the post-9/11 period.  Read more...

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