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Author Abudi, Dalya.

Title Mothers and daughters in Arab women's literature : the family frontier / by Dalya Abudi
Published Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (335 pages)
Series Women and gender, the Middle East and the Islamic world ; v. 10
Women and gender, the Middle East and the Islamic world ; v. 10
Contents Why mothers and daughters? -- The family: Arab society in miniature -- Mothers and daughters in autobiographical works -- Mothers and daughters in fictional works -- Portraits of surrogate mother-daughter relationships -- Narratives of alienation and descent into madness -- The Arab family demystified
Summary This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship and as the cornerstone of Arab family life. Drawing on autobiographical and semifictional works by women writers from across the Arab world, the study offers a first-hand account of how Arab women view and experience this primary bond. The author uses both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life. The compelli
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arabic literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Arabs in literature.
Families in literature.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004191097 (electronic bk.)
9789004191099 (electronic bk.)