Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2019

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474407403

Bookseller Code (06)

Prophetic Translation

The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Maya I. Kesrouany

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature

  • Case studies of Arabic adaptations of European literature (including works from Chateaubriand, Carlyle, Dickens and Voltaire) contribute to an understanding of the development of the modern Arabic novel today
  • Explores the exchange between the Arabic and the European novel in an original and radically comparative framework
  • Shows how different translation trends signal the emergence of literature as a historical and aesthetic field
  • Draws on translation, literary and post/colonial theory to rethink nahda literature's contribution to the post 1950s Arabic novel