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The subject of autobiography has been a dominant theme in literary theory and criticism in recent years. As a consequence, the parameters of what does or does not constitute autobiography in literature have been greatly extended.
This volume presents the results of the latest research on this subject by leading experts on modern Arabic literature from Europe and the Arab world. As such, it questions the view that autobiography has not been central to the literary tradition of the Arabs, a view which seems to suggest that autobiography is the preserve of West European Renaissance Man or Woman and their descendants.
The chapters cover a broad spectrum of autobiographical material and range in time from the seventeenth century to the present day. They include travelogues as a category of autobiographical writing, as well as a wide variety of the more traditional retrospective prose histories of the self.
One of the Arab world's leading novelists, Edwar al-Kharrat, gives a personal account of fiction and autobiography; and novels, drama and poetry are all considered within the book's overall theme. Women writers and Palestinian authors are also given due consideration.
"Writing the Self "is a provocative re-evaluation of the theory and practice of autobiography in modern Arabic literature and beyond.
'A compilation of studies that mesh together in a satisfying way . . . innumerable illuminating details of information, observation and analysis.' --Catherine Cobham, "British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies"
|List of Contributors||p. 7|
|Foreword: Random Variations on an Autobiographical Theme||p. 9|
|Voyages of Self-Definition|
|Autobiography, Travelogue and Identity||p. 27|
|Fact and Fiction in al-Saq 'ala al-saq||p. 30|
|Two Egyptians at the World Exhibition in Paris||p. 39|
|Autobiographical Features in the Works of Ya'qub Sanu'||p. 51|
|The Promethean Quest in Louis 'Awad's Memoirs of an Overseas Student||p. 61|
|Autobiography from Theory to Practice|
|Public Role and Private Self||p. 75|
|Searching for Beginnings in Modern Arabic Autobiography||p. 82|
|The Arabic Autobiography of Childhood||p. 100|
|Jabra Ibrahim Jabra's Autobiography, al-Bi'r al-ula, and his Concept of a Celebration of Life||p. 115|
|Autobiography, Theory and Practice: The Case of al-Ayyam||p. 128|
|Why Novels--Not Autobiographies?||p. 139|
|Prison Narratives: Autobiography and Fiction||p. 148|
|The Autobiographical Novel and the Dual Function||p. 157|
|The Big House||p. 178|
|The Territory of Autobiography: Mahmud Darwish's Memory for Forgetfulness||p. 183|
|Autobiography and Polyphony||p. 192|
|Autobiography and Memory||p. 207|
|The Use of Autobiography in Rashid al-Da'if's Dear Mr Kawabata||p. 217|
|Autobiography and Intertextuality: Rashid Bujadra||p. 229|
|The Autobiography of the Thief of Fire by 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayyati||p. 241|
|'My Hands Assisted the Hands of Events'||p. 249|
|The Female Voice|
|Coded Emotions: The Description of Nature in Arab Women's Autobiographies||p. 263|
|Negotiating the Space between Private and Public: Women's Autobiographical Writing in Egypt||p. 272|
|A Life of One's Own?||p. 283|
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Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1