Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 January 2013

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780748655694

Bookseller Code (06)

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Wen-chin Ouyang

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostalgia which can be traced to discourses on aesthetics, ethics and politics.


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