Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition by Wen-chin OuyangPoetics of Love in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition by Wen-chin Ouyang

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

byWen-chin Ouyang

Hardcover | June 20, 2012

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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition Wen-Chin Ouyang explores the development of the Arabic novel, especially the ways in it engages with aesthetics, ethics and politics in a cross-cultural context and from a transnational perspective.Taking love and desire as the central tropes , the story of the Arabic novel is presented as a series of failed, illegitimate love affairs, all tainted by its suspicion of the legitimacy of the nation, modernity and tradition and, above all, by its misgiving about its own propriety.
Wen-chin Ouyang is Reader in Arabic Literature at the SOAS.
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Title:Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and TraditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748642730

ISBN - 13:9780748642731

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