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Author: Aida A. Bamia

revolution is part of the Palestinian revolution and the Palestinian revolution is part of the world revolution".l This awareness guided the path of the Palestinian women in real life, as early as 1925, when Mary Shehadeh, a journalist was quoted saying: "I was extremely interested in the question of

In: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature
Author: Halim Barakat

the life and works of Arab-American writers is part of a much broader attempt at free exploration into the nature of an intricate process of inter-relationships between creativity and exile. In a previous unpublished work in Arabic, I originally conducted such an inquiry focusing on literary

In: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature

Patricia Waugh, manifests so much self-reflexivity that it bothers upholders of theory at large.5 The ques- tion raised against indulgence in self-reflexivity or "narcissistic narra- tives," as Linda Hutcheon terms the art,6 amounts to a critique of its lack of commitment to life, its possible co

In: The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

Salim Barakat's use of the fantastic is couched in realistic detail and dialogic interventions that make it a locus for the real itself. It inhabits Kurdish life and memory and redirects attention to a culture of great richness. \Vritten in flow- ing classical Arabic, and capturing the shades of

In: The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

his wife a lesson. His flights to Yush were to become a regular feature of his life. It is true that these were particularly hard times for the young poet, who had to earn his living at a job 41 Ibid., p. 59. 42 Ibid., pp. 59–60. 43 Ibid., pp. 60–61. nima yushij: a life 39 he loathed. But Nima never

In: Essays on Nima Yushij
Author: Terri DeYoung

-Islamic period, or jiihiliyya), we find that already a number of women poets had risen to prominence. They were primarily celebrated for their skill in composing elegies for the dead. Most famous of these, certainly, was the latejiihiliyya poetess al-Khansa' of the BanD. Sulaym tribe (living just north of

In: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature

), and for the same reason has found a new lease of life in EM verbs, to which it is invariably applied with the role of a verbal marker. 7. Inflexion The inflexional morphology of loan verbs, on the other hand, is almost exclusively of S origin. While fully integrated loans (Types A and B) conform

In: Loan Verbs in Maltese

-Latin civilisation and Catholicism.”16 For his part, Fletcher proposes that “the present [1928] state of Europe, decadent and anarchic” might benefit from “contact with Oriental forms of culture and life.”17 That such contact as proposed by Fletcher does not amount to “a true shift in the terms of European cognition

In: The Poetics of Anti-Colonialism in the Arabic Qaṣīdah
Author: Kamal Abu-Deeb

coincided historically with what might be called "the crisis of ideology and authority" in Arab cultural and political life. The great ideological projects of the fifties and sixties reached a point at which they appeared to have lost their appeal to large sections of society; such dreams as the

In: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature
Author: James T. Monroe

images whose favor is being sought, and see homage being paid to al-Ma dan" by a nation that hides itself from you through the use of an unintelligible language; that falsely claims to be cleverer and more motivated than you are; that dis- dains you as one disdain s ants, and that accuses you of being

In: Al-Maqāmāt al-luzūmīya by Abū l-Ṭāhir Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Tamīmī al-Saraqusṭī, ibn al-Aštarkūwī (d. 538/1143)