Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1850-1950

Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1850-1950

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The essays, which discuss authors in a variety of literary genres and across the spectrum of the region concerned-from Iraq in the East to Tunisia in the West-provide clear evidence of the gradually changing roles of the indigenous and the imported which are an intrinsic feature of the movement known in Arabic as al-bahada (cultural revival) and the way in which Arab litterateurs chose to respond to the inspiration that such changes inevitably engendered. --In the case of this final volume, the period involved is that between the purported earlier phases in the emergence of a movement of cultural revival in the 19th century and the Arabic-speaking worlda#39;s achievement of independence in the ...

Title:Essays in Arabic Literary Biography: 1850-1950
Author:Roger M. A. Allen
Publisher:Otto Harrassowitz Verlag - 2010


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