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Published: 01 December 2019

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474427647

Bookseller Code (06)

Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

Yasmine Ramadan

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature

  • Includes close readings of literary texts by 11 Egyptian writers from the 1960s generation: Sonallah Ibrahim, Gamal al-Ghitani, Ibrahim Aslan, Radwa Ashour, Edwar al-Kharrat, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, Abd al-Hakim Qasim, Yusuf al-Qaid, Yahya Taher Abdullah, Bahaa Taher and Muhammad al-Bisati
  • Theorizes the connection between rural, urban, and exilic space in Egyptian literary production
  • Provides a broad understanding of the social, political, and economic changes that took place in Egypt and their influence upon the work of these writers
  • Expands beyond the boundaries of a single decade to show how this literary generation transformed the cultural landscape and remains relevant today