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The Author and His Doubles - Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Paperback) Loot Price: R287
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The Author and His Doubles - Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Paperback): Abdelfattah Kilito
The Author and His Doubles - Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Paperback): Abdelfattah Kilito

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The Author and His Doubles - Essays on Classical Arabic Culture (Paperback)

Abdelfattah Kilito; Introduction by Roger Allen; Preface by Michael Cooperson; Translated by Michael Cooperson

Series: Middle East Literature in Translation

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A splendidly translated exploration of major themes in classical Arabic literature by the most inventive and provocative critic of Arabic literature in the Middle East today. In this exceptional volume, Abedlfattah Kilito argues that genre - not authorship - is at the heart of classic Arabic literature. Using simple yet lyrical language, he examines love poetry and panegyric, the Prophet's Hadith and the literary anecdote, as well as such recurring themes as memorization, plagiarism and forgery, and dream visions of the dead. Ultimately, he evokes these as an allegory for post-colonial Arab North Africa. An elegant translation faithfully captures the author's poetic finesse and makes the book easily accessible to English-speaking readers. Warmly received by critics and anthropologists, this volume is a must for scholars, students, and devotees of Arab culture.

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Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Middle East Literature in Translation
Release date: November 2001
First published: November 2001
Authors: Abdelfattah Kilito
Introduction by: Roger Allen
Preface by: Michael Cooperson
Translators: Michael Cooperson
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-8156-2931-3
Barcode: 9780815629313
Subtitles: Arabic
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
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LSN: 0-8156-2931-1

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