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Space in modern Egyptian fiction

Author: Yasmine Ramadan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
Series: Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1960s Egypt a group of writers exploded onto the literary scene, transforming the aesthetic landscape. Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction explores how this literary generation presents a marked shift in the representation of rural, urban, and exilic space, reflecting a disappointment with the project of the postcolonial nation-state in Egypt. Combining a sociological approach to literature with detailed close  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmine Ramadan
ISBN: 1474427642 9781474427647
OCLC Number: 1086484968
Description: xii, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
Responsibility: Yasmine Ramadan.

Abstract:

In 1960s Egypt a group of writers exploded onto the literary scene, transforming the aesthetic landscape. Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction explores how this literary generation presents a marked shift in the representation of rural, urban, and exilic space, reflecting a disappointment with the project of the postcolonial nation-state in Egypt. Combining a sociological approach to literature with detailed close readings, Yasmine Ramadan explores the spatial representations that embodied this shift within the Egyptian literary scene and the disappearance of an idealized nation in the Egyptian novel. This study provides a robust examination of the emergence and establishment of some of the most significant writers in modern Egyptian literature, and their influence across six decades, while also tracing the social, economic, political, and aesthetic changes that marked this period in Egypt's contemporary history.

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