Search results for: the-man-of-wiles-in-popular-arabic-literature

The Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature

Author : Malcolm Cameron Lyons
File Size : 62.15 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 132
Read : 1061
Download »
The Man of Wiles - terrorist or saint? The Man of Wiles (otherwise known as the Master Thief, the Trickster or the Fool) appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of this figure's popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. He embodies views acceptable to an otherwise inarticulate part of the population, allowing Islam to be treated in a paradoxical and sometimes humorous light in contrast to conventional piety. And he shares with Odysseus not only his wiles but his function as 'the sacker of cities', redressing the idea that classical Arabic literature is unrelated to anything outside its own borders. The study of this popular form sets out in detail the recorded lives of these Men of Wiles for those to whom the original texts are not available.

Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature

Author : M. C Lyons
File Size : 74.16 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 234
Read : 580
Download »
The Man of Wiles appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of his popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. This study sets out in detail the lives of these men for those who cannot access the original texts.

The Wiles of Men and Other Stories

Author : Salwá Bakr
File Size : 39.81 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 178
Read : 623
Download »
"Here, finally, is some writing with a genuine purchase on things of worth. The collection of pithy short stories, filled with a sad wonder, tells of contemporary Egyptians . . . timorously rebelling against the conformism of life along the Nile." —Observer ". . . Bakr emerges as a fine observer of her country's times, with a vision which remains, for all its engagement, quirky and distinctively personal." — Times Literary Supplement Set among the poor of contemporary Cairo, these thirteen stories and one short novella tell of women struggling to provide themselves with the basic necessities of life. They explore the limits of self-awareness, the pressures to conform, and some of the strange paths to escape that women resort to in a conservative society shot through with social and sexual prejudice and preconceptions.

The Warrior Women of Islam

Author : Remke Kruk
File Size : 39.70 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 652
Read : 1181
Download »
Colloquial Arabic storytelling is most commonly associated with The Thousandvand One Nights. But few people are aware of a much larger corpus of narrative texts known as popular epic. These heroic romantic tales, originating in the Middle Ages, form vast cycles of adventure stories whose most remarkable feature is their portrayal of powerful and memorable women. Wildly appreciated by medieval audiences, and spread by professional storytellers throughout the cities of the Muslim world, these fictions were printed and reprinted over the centuries and comprise a vital part of Arab culture. Yet virtually none are available in translation, and so remain almost unknown to a non-Arab public. Remke Kruk at last makes these neglected romances available to a Western audience. She recounts the story of Princess Dhat al-Himma, brave and undefeated leader of the Muslim army in its wars against the Byzantines; of Ghamra, brought up as a boy to become a fearless leader of men; and of cool-headed Qannasa, raiding from her mountain fortress to capture and seduce her enemies before putting them pitilessly to the sword. The Warrior Women of Islam puts a bold new complexion on gender roles and the wider perception of women in the Middle East.

Love and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature

Author : Roger M. A. Allen
File Size : 60.10 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 553
Read : 1230
Download »
Covers the entire history of modern Arabic literature from the late-19th century to the end of the 1980s, with examples drawn from countries as diverse as Egypt and Kuwait. Although the main accent is on the prose of Egypt and the countries of the Mashreq, North African literature is also included.

Arabic Literature in the Post Classical Period

Author : Roger Allen
File Size : 90.96 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 865
Read : 592
Download »
The final volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature explores the Arabic literary heritage of the little-known period from the twelfth to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Even though it was during this time that the famous Thousand and One Nights was composed, very little has been written on the literature of the period generally. In this volume Roger Allen and Donald Richards bring together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to rectify the situation. The volume is divided into parts with the traditions of poetry and prose covered separately within both their 'elite' and 'popular' contexts. The last two sections are devoted to drama and the indigenous tradition of literary criticism. As the only work of its kind in English covering the post-classical period, this book promises to be a unique resource for students and scholars of Arabic literature for many years to come.

Critical Perspectives on Modern Arabic Literature

Author : Issa J. Boullata
File Size : 84.98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 146
Read : 577
Download »

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

Author : David Tresilian
File Size : 59.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 510
Read : 574
Download »
The second in a series offering insight into Arabic advances in science, culture, and the arts.

Gems of Arabic Literature Being the English Translation of Ar Rauzat uz Zakiah

Author :
File Size : 26.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 720
Read : 872
Download »

Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review

Author :
File Size : 32.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 792
Read : 273
Download »

The Middle East South Asia Folklore Bulletin

Author :
File Size : 73.10 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 599
Read : 796
Download »

The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

Author : Muhsin Jassim Al-Musawi
File Size : 31.18 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 574
Read : 1277
Download »
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.

Myths Historical Archetypes and Symbolic Figures in Arabic Literature

Author : Angelika Neuwirth
File Size : 80.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 145
Read : 1139
Download »

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Author :
File Size : 57.25 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 678
Read : 160
Download »

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

Author :
File Size : 71.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 793
Read : 241
Download »

Author :
File Size : 36.50 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 760
Read : 904
Download »

Literature

Author :
File Size : 23.35 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 804
Read : 766
Download »
Classic and contemporary literature drawn from dozens of countries gives students new insight into a wide range of cultures. Each unit opens with background not only of history but also of geography and culture.

An Overview of Modern Arabic Literature

Author : Pierre Cachia
File Size : 34.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 889
Read : 764
Download »

Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri

Author : Nabia Abbott
File Size : 39.15 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 843
Read : 321
Download »

Who s who

Author :
File Size : 52.13 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 203
Read : 367
Download »