Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel

Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel

This book will present close readings of three contemporary Arabic novelists - an Egyptian (Gamal Al-Ghitany), an Algerian (Taher Ouettar) and a Touareg Libyan (Ibrahim Al-Koni) - who have all turned to Sufism as a literary strategy aimed ...

Author: Ziad Elmarsafy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655663

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This book will present close readings of three contemporary Arabic novelists - an Egyptian (Gamal Al-Ghitany), an Algerian (Taher Ouettar) and a Touareg Libyan (Ibrahim Al-Koni) - who have all turned to Sufism as a literary strategy aimed at negotiating i
Categories: Religion

Islam on the Street

Islam on the Street

The book explores some of the most important Arabic and Islamic poetry, prose, and fiction from the twentieth century and discusses what secular intellectuals can do to reconnect with the masses.

Author: Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742562069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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The book explores some of the most important Arabic and Islamic poetry, prose, and fiction from the twentieth century and discusses what secular intellectuals can do to reconnect with the masses.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Religion Mysticism and Modern Arabic Literature

Religion  Mysticism and Modern Arabic Literature

Introduction One of the interesting phenomena in Arabic poetry since the late
1950s has been the employment of mystic concepts , figures and motifs ,
particularly Muslim ( i.e. Sufi ) , for the expression of contemporary experiences ...

Author: Reuven Snir

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447053259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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One of the significant phenomena in modern Arabic literature since the 1960s has been the use of mystical concepts, figures and motifs for the expression of contemporary experiences, philosophies and ideologies. The book investigates this phenomenon mainly with regard to the creative poetic process and the use of literary masks. It also deals with the complicated relationship between Arabic literature and Islam as well as with the literary activities by religious traditional circles. In a welter of publications committed Muslim authors try to prove that there is no inherent contradiction between art and Islam, and at the same time to lay the theoretical foundations for an "Islamist" poetics encompassing the various branches of literary production. Within the secular canonical circles, however, these activities and texts are considered extremely marginal and none of the authors concerned has gained any canonical status. The growing number of cases, in which attempts at censorship on religious and moral grounds have been challenged, prove also that Arabic literature has become more and more secular.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Esoteric Islam in Modern French Thought

Esoteric Islam in Modern French Thought

How are these aspects 'good to think with'? What are the theoretical and intellectual problems to which they provide solutions? These are the questions at the heart of Esoteric Islam in Modern French Thought.

Author: Ziad Elmarsafy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1780938241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Why would a devout Catholic, a committed Protestant, and a Maoist atheist devote their lives and work to the study of esoteric aspects of Islam? How are these aspects 'good to think with'? What are the theoretical and intellectual problems to which they provide solutions? These are the questions at the heart of Esoteric Islam in Modern French Thought. The three French specialists of Islam described above form an intellectual and personal genealogy that structures the core of the text: Massignon taught Corbin, who taught Jambet in his turn. Each of them found in the esoteric a solution to otherwise insurmountable problems: desire for Massignon, certainty for Corbin, and resurrection/immortality for Jambet. Over the course of three long chapters focused on the life and work of each writer, the book maps the central place of esoteric Islam in the intellectual life of twentieth and twenty-first century France.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

The Contemporary Arabic Novel in Perspective , ” World Literature Today , 60 , 2
( Spring 1986 ) , pp . 206 - 211 . - “ In and Out of ... The Way of Sufi Chivalry :
When the light of the heart is reflected in the face , the beauty is futuwwah . Trans
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Author: Muhsin Jassim Al-Musawi

Publisher: Studies in Arabic Literature

ISBN: UOM:39015056203188

Category: Architecture

Page: 430

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This work covers the postcolonial in Arabic fiction. It discusses and questions a large number of novels show cultural diversity in the Arab world. It highlights engagements with postcolonial issues that relate to identity formation, the modern nation-state, individualism, and nationalism.
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Post War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

Post War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature Series Editor: Rasheed El-Enany
Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel: Egypt, 1892–2008 Hoda Elsadda Sufism
in the Contemporary Arabic Novel Ziad Elmarsafy Post-War Anglophone ...

Author: Syrine Hout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748669172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Arabic literature ( Continued ) Immigrants ' writings , Arabic Islamic literature ,
Arabic Ismaili literature Koran as literature Physicians ' writings , Arabic Prisoners
' writings , Arabic Revolutionary literature , Arabic Romances , Arabic Shiite
literature Shiite literature , Arabic Sufi literature ... Kudyah authors UF Kudyah
literature - Egypt UF Egyptian literature , Modern ( Arabic ) BT Egyptian literature -
Foreign ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435056454093

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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Modern Arabic Literature

Modern Arabic Literature

Again, as we saw above, the religious constraints on the literary system by no
means imply that Arabic literature is ... the Islamic framework of Arabic literature,
as we find, for example, in the neo-Sufi trend in Arabic poetry.251 LITERATURE ...

Author: Reuven Snir

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474420525

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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The study of Arabic literature is blossoming. This book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework to help research this highly prolific and diverse production of contemporary literary texts. Based on the achievements of historical poetics, in particular those of Russian formalism and its theoretical legacy, this framework offers flexible, transparent, and unbiased tools to understand the relevant contexts within the literary system. The aim is to enhance our understanding of Arabic literature, throw light on areas of literary production that traditionally have been neglected, and stimulate others to take up the fascinating challenge of mapping out and exploring them.
Categories: Social Science

World Literature Today

World Literature Today

Conceived as a festschrift , Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Literature was in
production when the eminent scholar and teacher ... theater and film as well as
the novel , pre - Islamic and Sufi poetry , and contemporary poetry of the Arab
world .

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ISBN: UOM:39015078816108

Category: Books

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Arabic Literature

Arabic Literature

Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity.

Author: Pierre Cachia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135787165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is examined alongside popular folk literature, and the classical and modern periods, usually treated separately, are presented together. Cachia's observations are not subordinated to any pre-formed literary theory, but describe and illustrate the directions taken, in order to present an overall picture of the field of relevance to the student of literature as well as to Arabists working in related fields.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Arabic Novel Novels arranged alphabetically with criticism from al Sh ira wall da to Yawmiy t H la 2229 4648

The Arabic Novel  Novels arranged alphabetically with criticism   from al Sh    ira wall  da to Yawmiy  t H  la  2229 4648

Visions of Social Reality in the Contemporary Arab Novel . Washington D . C . :
Institute of Arab Development , Center for Contemporary Arab Studies ,
Georgetown University , 1977 Alizade , E . M . “ Ob ... Naguib Mahfouz and the
Sufi Way .

Author: Hạmdī Sakkūt

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004689065

Category: Arabic fiction

Page:

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Categories: Arabic fiction

UFSI Reports

UFSI Reports

One is struck by the extent to which Sufi - derived themes have become
widespread in modern Arabic literature , and especially in poetry , in the 1960s
and the 1970s , and in this respect al - Mas'adi , who wrote these works in the late
1930s ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0061644894

Category: World politics

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Categories: World politics

The New Information Order

The New Information Order

One is struck by the extent to which Sufi-derived themes have become
widespread in modern Arabic literature, and especially in poetry, in the 1960s
and the 1970s, and in this respect al-Mas'adi, who wrote these works in the late
1930s and ...

Author: Barbara E. Harrell-Bond

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106007220608

Category: Press

Page: 15

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Syria

Syria

786 Sufi motifs in contemporary Arabic literature : the case of ibn ' Arabi .
Alexander Knysh . The Muslim World , vol . LXXXVI , no . 1 ( January 1996 ) , p .
33 - 49 . The article offers a critical analysis of Syria ' s Muhammad Ghazi ' Arabi ,
and ...

Author: Neil Quilliam

Publisher: Oxford, England : Clio Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024880853

Category: Syria

Page: 284

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Categories: Syria

Gabrieli , Francesco , ' Contemporary Arabic Fiction ' , Middle Eastern Studies ,
Vol . 2 , No . 1 ( October , 1965 ) , pp . 79 - 84 . Gad , Kamal Ayad , “ To Naguib
Mahfouz the Nobel Prize Winner ” , Egyptian Gazette , 19 / 10 / 1988 . Gadallah ...

Author: Muḥammad ʻInānī

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004626273

Category:

Page: 222

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Naguib Mahfouz global perspectives, an accolade for Naguib Mahouz on his 90th birthday.
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Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

His 'apolitical' stance was atypical among many contemporary Sufi orders, which
took active part in the struggle against colonisation and continue to participate in
political life in many parts of the Arab world. More importantly, he was in fact ...

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostal
Categories: Literary Criticism

Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Charts ideological struggle in the Egyptian novel and the fascinating ways in which it engages with religion and religious themes. This is an in-depth, original survey of religion in the modern Arabic novel.

Author: Christina Phillips

Publisher: Edinburgh Studies in Modern Ar

ISBN: 147441706X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This is an in-depth, original survey of religion in the modern Arabic novel. Tracing the relationship from the genesis of the form in the early 20th century to present, Phillips provides a thematic exploration of the push and pull between religion and secularism as it played out on the pages of the Egyptian novel. Through close readings of representative texts, the book reveals the manifold ways in which Islam, Christianity, Sufism, myth, ritual and intertext have engaged in modern Arabic literature and culture more broadly.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

I do not say I am creating a new form; rather, I am trying to renew the form within
the framework of the novel. ... the hereafter, and Sufi literature as part of the
Arabic-Islamic heritage that may also serve as the Arabic narrative tradition. ... Al-
Ghīṭānī's definition of the tradition and the identification of the 'school of
employing tradition in the contemporary Arabic novel' with 22 Poetics of Love in
the Arabic Novel.

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition.The novel is now a major genre in the Arabic literary field; this book explores the development of the novel, especially the ways in which the genre engages with a
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal of Palestine Studies

Journal of Palestine Studies

Sufi Motifs in Contemporary Arabic Literature : The Case of Ibn ' Arabi . ” MW 86 ,
no . 1 ( Jan . 96 ) : 33 - 50 . BOOK REVIEWS Reference and General Cleveland ,
William L . A History of the Modern Middle East in TSAB 19 , no . 1 ( 95 ) : 122 ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015072476073

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals