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Mafouz and Idris : Studies in Arabic Short Fiction - Mona Mikhail

Mafouz and Idris

Studies in Arabic Short Fiction

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1992
ISBN: 9780814754740
Number Of Pages: 180

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In this comparative approach to the works of two major contemporary Egyptian writers, Mona Mikhail identifies existentialism as a major force in their work. Her close examination of the images and metaphors that recur in the short fiction of those two writers shows strong affinities with the works of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus, concentrating on a central preoccupation with the theme of death as a constant in he works of all four writers. Mikhail shows how Mafouz and Idris not only successfully incorporate myth and folklore but also draw upon the rich heritage of classical Arabic Literature as a source for their work.

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ISBN: 9780814754740
ISBN-10: 0814754740
Series: New York University Studies in Near Eastern Civilization
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st May 1992
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 15.82  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.38