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Studies in the Short Fiction of Mahfouz and Idris : New York University Studies in Near Eastern Civilization - Mona Mikhail

Studies in the Short Fiction of Mahfouz and Idris

New York University Studies in Near Eastern Civilization

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Published: 1st May 1992
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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.

"Examines the history of this seaside resort city to explore the larger dynamics of Progressivism, urban politics, commercial leisure, and sabbatarianism. . . . A solid local history and more. Its integration of local and national issues raises questions that reverberate far beyond Atlantic City."-"Journal of American History",

ISBN: 9780814754740
ISBN-10: 0814754740
Series: New York University Studies in Near Eastern Civilization
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st May 1992
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.38