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Novel (1 November 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 and...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 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 (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... MLK Comic Gains Fans in the Middle East.” Huffington Post 18 Jan . 2011 < http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-becker/near-forgotten-mlk-comic-_b_808995.html >. Cavna Michael . “Amid Revolution, Arab Cartoonists Draw Attention to Their Cause.” Washington Post 7 March...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Mainstream 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...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
... tenía oculta o consumida”; “I blamed the malice of time, the devourer and consumer of all things, which had either hidden 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...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ideology and its political results as the third major form of totalitarian ideology of the last century, after Fascism and Nazism, on the one hand, and Communism, on the other. Others regard it as having a history in the Arab and Islamic world that eludes the label of totalitarianism. We all...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2007
... into question, 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...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... porous boundaries between private, multilingual 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...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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 is Berber, Arab, Mediterranean, African declared...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 342–362.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of torture. MOHAMED-SALAH OMRI / LOCAL FORM / ARABIC NOVELS 1) a picaresqueladventure element generally linked to movement and travel; 2) a narrative frame comprised of one narrator and one protagonist (isnad), a formula that finds its roots in the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 496–500.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Pattern: Narra- tive, Data 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...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... business as usual. But I could not avoid some sort of segue. 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...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a distinct type of writing (even if it has a formal resemblance to earlier lengthy prose narratives in the Latin, Hellenic, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese traditions) emerging at a particular, if extended, historical moment has any force, this is because we associate it with similarly extended social...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... conference set out to be and was successfully comparatist, and the four major literary languages of the continent, Arabic, English, French and Portuguese, were well represented For our purposes, comparativism meant being multinational as well as multilingual; participants conversed about and across...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... further empha- sized by the problem of language announced in the title. The characters speak in six languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Berber, and sign language. Yet even though many commentaries on the film suggest that failed communication and misunderstanding provide the thematic...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... he insists that these readers have failed to keep in mind the fictiveness of the novel’s discourse, responding to it as though it made a claim to factuality: Jahilia, to use once again the ancient Arab story-tellers’ formula I used often in The Satanic Verses, both “is and is not...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... “usual handkerchief 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...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... saves him, while in Koren, it is Sarah's child, Yiftah—or, to complete the allusion, Isaac 14 —who dies in the bushes. No agent of the Hebrew God saves 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...