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Author Ḥāfiẓ, Ṣabrī.

Title The genesis of Arabic narrative discourse : a study in the sociology of modern Arabic literature / Sabry Hafez
Published London : Saqi Books, 1993


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  897.7 H1382/G  AVAILABLE
Description 325 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preliminary Note -- Foreword -- Introduction: The Sociology of Narrative Discourse -- 1. The Infrastructure of Cultural Transition -- Early Signs of Cultural Revival -- Confrontation with the French Expedition -- The Pioneers of Cultural Transition -- Accelerating the Process of Modernization -- Changes in the Levant and Iraq -- Printing and the Change in Patronage -- Urbanization and New Social Norms -- Transformation of the Sociocultural Atmosphere -- 2. The Reading Public and the Change in Artistic Sensibility -- Educating the New Reading Public -- Education and Women's Emancipation -- The Awakening of National Consciousness -- Cultural Societies: A Vision in Search of a Role -- Journalism and Cultural Change -- Translation and the Contact with the West -- The Impact of Russian Literature -- The Composition of a New World-View -- The New Reading Public and Its Sensibility -- 3. A Modern Narrative Discourse in Embryo -- Oral, Traditional and Translated Narrative -- The Revitalization of the Maqamah -- The Emergence of Indigenous Narrative Nadim: The Qualification of the New Writer -- Language and the New Sensibility -- The Early Narrative Sketches -- Exploration of Further Grounds -- Elements of the New Narrative Discourse -- The Rejuvenation of the Maqamah -- The Romantic Break with the Past -- The Dream as a Narrative Discourse -- The Sentimental Slant of the Romantic -- Mustafa 'Abd al-Raziq: A Neglected Pioneer -- The Herald of Realistic Narrative -- 4. The Quest for National Identity and the Birth of Narrative Genres -- Nationalism and New Artistic Endeavour -- The Emergence of the Short Story -- Muhammad Taymur's Pioneering Work -- The Gap Between Theory and Practice -- Thematic and Artistic Contribution -- Nu'aymah and the Mahjar Experience -- Haddid and the Stories of Expatriation -- The Brothers 'Isa and Shihatah 'Ubaid -- Real People in Plausible Situations -- Literary Symbols and a Sense of Structure -- Al-Sayyid: The Return to Russian Literary Influence -- 5. Narrative Genres in Search of an Identity: Mahmud Taymur -- Introducing a New Narrative Discourse -- Revisiting Old Themes -- Experimenting with New Themes -- The Culmination of his Early Career -- Artistic and Conceptual Qualities -- The Problematic Language of Narrative -- 6. The Maturation of the New Narrative Discourse: -- Mahmud Tahir Lashin -- Jamal 'at al-Madrasah al-Hadithah -- Narrative Survey of the Society -- Characterization, Themes and Settings -- A Critical Vision of People and Society -- Lashin's Lasting Significance -- Narrative Discourse and the Reader's Consciousness -- 7. The Culmination of a Sophisticated Discourse: Hadith al-Qaryah -- Naming as a Prefatory Narrative Device -- The Beginning and Its Assumptions -- Dialectics of Fabula and Sjuzhet -- Skaz and Characterization -- Molestation, Duplicity and Authority -- The Polyphony of Discourses and Intertextuality -- Thematic Interpretation and the Use of Description -- The Open Ending and Its Significance -- Appendix: Village Small Talk: an English translation of Hadith al-Qaryah -- ri0 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Notes Includes a translation of Lāshīn's Ḥadīth al-Qaryah
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) and index
Subject Lāshīn, Maḥmūd Ṭāhir, 1894-1954 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lāshīn, Maḥmūd Ṭāhir, 1894-1954. Ḥad̄ith al-Qaryah
Taymūr, Maḥmūd, 1894-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Arabic fiction -- 1801- -- History and criticism.
Arabic fiction -- 1801- -- Social aspects.
Arabic literature -- History and criticism.
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Literature and society -- Arab countries.
Short stories, Arabic -- History and criticism.
Author Lāshīn, Maḥmūd Ṭāhir, 1894-1954. Village small talk
LC no. 93168104
ISBN 0863561497
Other Titles Study in the sociology of modern Arabic literature
Study in the sociology of modern Arabic literature