Arab Representations of the Occident
By (author) Rasheed El-Enany
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Arab Representations of the Occident by Rasheed El-Enany
Book DescriptionThis is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition to the age-old East-West debate, and is particularly relevant to the current discussion on Islam and the West. Alongside raising highly topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims in general, the book explores representations of the West by the foremost Arab intellectuals over a two-century period, up to the present day, and will appeal to those with an interest in Islam, the Middle East, nationalism and the so-called 'Clash of Civilizations'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415332170
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rasheed El-Enany
Arab Representations of the Occident, Paperback (April 2014)
Originally published in hardcover in 2006.
Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel, Hardback (November 2012)
Arabic novelists are increasingly finding a source of literary innovation and political transgression in the language and ideas of mediaeval Sufi thinkers and writers. This book presents close readings of the work of the Egyptian Gamal Al-Ghitany, the Algerian Taher Ouettar and the Touareg Libyan Ibrahim Al-Koni, all of whom have turned to Sufism.
Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction, Hardback (September 2012)
Investigates the shifts in ideas of homeness in post-war diasporic Anglophone Lebanese novels. This title deals with the brutal civil strife in Lebanon (1975-1990) and beyond to the war's crucial and long-standing by-product: expatriation.
Naguib Mahfouz, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Rasheed El-Enany
Naguib Mahfouz, the Arab world's celebrated Nobel laureate for literature, died in Cairo on 30 August 2006. He was 94 years old and had been in frail health since an assassination attempt in 1994, which left him almost unable to write.
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Author Biography - Rasheed El-Enany
University of Exeter, UK
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