Arabs and the Art of Storytelling (Innbundet)

A Strange Familiarity

Serie: Middle East Literature in Translation 

Forfatter:

Mbarek Sryfi (Oversetter) Eric Sellin (Oversetter)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: Syracuse University Press
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Sryfi, Mbarek og Sellin, Eric
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ISBN/EAN: 9780815633716
Omtale Arabs and the Art of Storytelling
In Arabs and the Art of Storytelling, the eminent Moroccan literary historian and critic Kilito revisits and reassesses, in a modern critical light, many traditional narratives of the Arab world. He brings to such celebrated texts as A Thousand and One Nights, Kalila and Dimna, and Kitab al-Bukhala' refreshing and iconoclastic insight, giving new life to classic stories that are often treated as fossilized and untouchable cultural treasures.

For Arab scholars and readers, poetry has for centuries taken precedence, overshadowing narrative as a significant literary genre. Here, Kilito demonstrates the key role narrative has played in the development of Arab belles lettres and moral philosophy. His urbane style has earned him a devoted following among specialists and general readers alike, making this translation aninvaluable contribution to an English-speaking audience.

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