Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

256 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748696246

Bookseller Code (06)

Writing Beirut

Mappings of the City in the Modern Arabic Novel

Samira Aghacy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature

  • Takes an innovative approach to Beirut focusing on the spatial and geographical in a close literary analysis of 16 modern Arabic novels from various parts of the Arab world
  • Shows how Beirut is imagined in fiction and how writers use the spaces of the city
  • Draws on sources from the field of geography and space including Foucault, Lefebvre, de Certeau, Sja and Rose