Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2019

288 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474417068

Bookseller Code (06)

Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Christina Phillips

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature

  • Detailed literary analyses of religious themes in the 18 Egyptian novels discussed, drawing on a range of critical theories
  • First close study of the Coptic theme in the Arabic novel
  • Includes close readings of key works, such as the Mahfouz's trilogy, as well as important but overlooked works, such Mahfouz's Hikayat Haratna and 'Asda al-Sirat al-Dhatiyya and 'Abd al-Hakim Qasim's Al-Mahdi and Turaf Akhbar al-Akhira
  • Scholarly but accessible, this research is significant for postcolonial studies as well as Arabic literary studies