A Matter of Fate: The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic Literature by Dalya Cohen-Mor

A Matter of Fate: The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic Literature

byDalya Cohen-Mor

Hardcover | April 15, 2000

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Dalya Cohen-Mor examines the evolution of the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. She contends that belief in fate has retained its vitality and continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and their socialpsychology. Interwoven with the chapters are 16 modern short stories that further illuminate this fascinating topic.

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Dayla Cohen-Mor is at Bar-Ilan University.
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Title:A Matter of Fate: The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic LiteratureFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195133986

ISBN - 13:9780195133981

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"[A] stimulating and well-written book...Cohen-Mor is widely read in Arabic literature and approaches her subject with great sympathy and respect. A very important book for all Middle Eastern collections, academic and public."--Choice