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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 244–263.
Published: 01 November 2008
...MOHAMED-SALAH OMRI Copyright © Novel Corp. 2008 2008 Works Cited Abd al-Salam , Ahmad . “Tatawwur al-Maqam fi al-Adab al-Hadith” [“The Development of Maqamah in Modern Literature”]. al-Mabahith 25 ( 1946 ): 3 –6. Allen , Roger . The Arabic Novel: An Historical...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Rebecca C. Johnson Taking as a case study the first known novel to be originally written in Arabic, Khalīl al-Khūrī’s Alas, I Am Not a Foreigner , this essay addresses the centrality of translation to the Arabic novel as it circulated in transnational Arabic print networks as part of both Arab...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 467–469.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Miriam Cooke Hoda El Shakry , The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb ( New York : Fordham UP , 2020 ), pp. 235 , paper, $28.00 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 Some say the Arab novel was born in 1913 with the publication of Egyptian Muhammad Husayn...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to appreciate the changed contexts within which Egyptian literature operates in the twenty-first century. Jumping Publics: Magdy El Shafee’s Cairo Comics BRIAN T. EDWARDS In the wake of the Arab uprisings of 2010–11, which in Egypt were especially wide- spread...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... , Waïl S. “Arab-American Autobiography and the Reinvention of Identity: Two Egyptian Negotiations.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 22 ( 2002 ): 7 –35. Hassan , Waïl S. Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction . Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2003 . Kahf , Mohja . Emails...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
... historiography of modern Arabic fiction begins with the realist novel. Literary historians debate whether Khalil Gibran's The Broken Wings (1912) or Muhammad Husayn Haykal's Zaynab (1913) is the first Arabic novel—a debate that rests on stressing the genre's realist over its romantic aspects. Each novel...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and the Arab League.” New Republic 19 Oct. 2012 < http://www.newrepublic.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/108753/the-novel-frightened-hamas-and-the-arab-league >. ———. Terror and Liberalism . New York : Norton , 2003 . Buck-Morss Susan . Thinking Past Terror: Islamism...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
... it or consumed it” [92 buys some old papers and notebooks in the marketplace of Toledo and, recognizing that they are in Arabic, asks a native speaker to translate a piece of them for him. Not surprisingly, but not credibly either, they turn out to contain the continuation of the story (the history) of Don...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Islam (1981). R. A. Judy's (Dis)forming the American Canon: African-Arabic Slave Narratives and the Vernacular connects the study of Islam, critical theory, and what comes to be called critical race studies in 1993, while crossing the divide between English and Arabic; Waïl Hassan's Immigrant...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the (Algerian) nation. What is at stake in this historical (and literary) reconstruc- tion of the past is the desire to etch the occluded memory of the Berbers within the spatio-temporal configuration of the Maghreb and Algeria. "L'Algerie est berbGre, arabe, mediterraneenne, africaine" ["Algeria...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): v.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Politics of Wrifirrg. MOHAMED-SALAH OMRl is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. His most recent book is N~ztior~~zlisrlslanl aird Wori~f Litcraftire: Sitrs qf Co1rf7uciice ill tire WrifirtgsofMalrrnrtif al-Mas'arii (2006...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., implicitly or explicitly, the once-standard notion of the novel as a form de- veloping in Britain and France in the eighteenth century. There are essays on the devel- opment of the novel, essays that explore ancient Greek and Indian and Arabic forms analogous to the novel, readings of specific novels...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 342–362.
Published: 01 November 2008
... forebodes the end, when Maneck commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a train, as well as the body of Avinash, which is found on the tracks (to make it look like an accident), a body clearly bearing the marks of torture. MOHAMED-SALAH OMRI / LOCAL FORM / ARABIC...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... stories and national history; these interpenetrating narratives are nonetheless threatened with separation if nationalism is rendered only in the voice of Arabic-speaking men. As Andrade observes at the end of chapter 4, “[a]llegories are not possible without literary histories, without traditions...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... him; an Arab, Halmi, instead finds him dead. Finally, in regard to the “stars,” God promises Abraham: “I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven” (Gen. 22.17, KJV ). Here, however, the skies are cloudy and the stars, the children, go unseen. What is the meaning of this, the “Binding...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... The text on our syllabus that September day was Season of Migration to the North. This work rewrites Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness with a geographical reversal: a dark-skinned Arabic-speaking African travels up the Thames to London, and in that northern heart of darkness he commits several...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 496–500.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Mining, and the Transnational Ethics of Surveillance In many cases, Banita succeeds in offering insightful readings of less widely received texts such as Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land. In Halaby’s novel, the unsuspecting Arab American protagonist is increasingly marginalized after 9/11...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 1999
... the Greeks, the Romans, and the Arabs, to its descent to medieval forms, and finally to the French romances of the seventeenth century. We can already see demarcations between oriental fantasy and realist novels when Reeve's energetic investigation of the manner in which the novel sprung out...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... for the head” (438). For Delitzsch, this “handkerchief” is a Talmudic sudar. In Frederic W. Farrar’s The Life of Christ (1874), a popular British biography, it is an Arabic keffiyeh: “He is not bareheaded— as painters usually represent Him—for to move about bareheaded in the Syrian sunlight...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
... in late nineteenth-century Southeast Asia.20These include "foreign" and country-born Malays, Bugis, aboriginals, Chinese, Arabs, and Eurasians. Like the animal that does not oppose but differs in its wayward movements, these groups seek new paths of mobility at the margins, even...