Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture
The Making of a Tradition
By (author) Wen-chin Ouyang
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Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture by Wen-chin Ouyang
Book DescriptionFor the first time this book provides an examination of the impulses that went into the making of literary criticism in medieval Arab-Islamic culture. It traces the resulting characteristics of this area of intellectual enquiry and grounds the field of Arabic literary criticism in its social, intellectual and cultural context (3rd/9th century to the 5th/11th century).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748608973
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Wen-chin Ouyang
Wen-chin Ouyang is Reader in Arabic Literature at SOAS. She is author of Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition (Edinburgh University Press, 1997), editor of New Perspectives on the Arabian Nights (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with Stephen Hart) of Companion to Magical Realism (Tamesis, 2005).
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