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Author Gana, Nouri.

Title The Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English [electronic resource] : the Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (513 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Notes on the Contributors; Introduction: The Intellectual History and Contemporary Significance of the Arab Novel in English; Novel Formations: Transnational Collaborative Entanglements; The Preoccupations of the Arab Novel in English; Notes; Part I -- Constellations: Modernity, Empire and Postcoloniality; Chapter 1 -- The Rise of the Arab American Novel: Ameen Rihani's The Book of Khalid; Notes; Chapter 2 -- Beyond Orientalism: Khalid, the Secular City and the Transcultural Self; Khalid, Migration and the Arab Experience of Secularization.
Khalid and the Spiritual Challenges of the Secular CityKhalid and Orientalism; Khalid and the Authentic Transcultural Self; In Conclusion: The Book of Khalid as Pioneer Arab Anglophone Novel; Notes; Chapter 3 -- The Incestuous (Post)Colonial: Soueif 's Map of Love and the Second Birth of the Egyptian Novel in English; Past or Post? The Problem of Generation; Euro-Egyptian Renaissances and the "Othered" Mother; The "Impurity" of Modern Arabic; Notes; Chapter 4 -- Drinking, Gambling and Making Merry: Waguih Ghali's Search for Cosmopolitan Agency; Postcolonial Anger.
Tripartite Assault on Egyptian IdentityCosmopolitan Jew; Infinite Ways of Being; Notes; Chapter 5 -- Mobile Belonging? The Global "Given" in the Work of Etel Adnan; Notes; Chapter 6 -- Burning, Memory and Postcolonial Agency in Laila Lalami's Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits; Language Politics and the Politics of Exclusion; History, Memory and Identity; Agency Regained; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7 -- Zenga Zenga and Bunga Bunga: The Novels of Hisham Matar and a Critique of Gaddafi's Libya; Disciplinary Violence and Biopower in In the Country of Men and Anatomy of a Disappearance.
Necropower and Anatomy of a DisappearanceConclusion; Notes; Part II -- Force-fields: Ethnic Ties and Transnational Solidarities; Chapter 8 -- In Search of Andalusia: Reconfiguring Arabness in Diana Abu-Jaber's Crescent; Moorish Passages; Andalusian Imaginary Marks; Notes; Chapter 9 -- Europe and Its Others: The Novels of Jamal Mahjoub; The Politics of Unbelonging: Navigation of a Rainmaker and Wings of Dust; Historicizing Euro-Arab Encounters: In the Hour of Signs and The Carrier; Contemporary European Migrants in Travelling with Djinns; Others within Europe: The Drift Latitudes; Coda; Notes.
Chapter 10 -- Space, Embodiment, Identity and Resistance in the Novels of Fadia FaqirHome, Prison, Asylum; Migration, Margins, Mappings; Decoding, Reframing, Disappearing; Notes; Chapter 11 -- The Arab Canadian Novel and the Rise of Rawi Hage; Arab Canadian Literature and the Rise of the Novel; Plunging Underground: Rawi Hage and the Rise of the Cockroach; Notes; Chapter 12 -- The Arab Australian Novel: Situating Diasporic and Multicultural Literature; I; II; III; Notes; Chapter 13 -- Identity, Transformation and the Anglophone Arab Novel; Centers and Margins: An Unstable Trope.
Note Place, Dialogics and the Construction of Identity.
Summary Opening up the field of diasporic Anglo-Arab literature to critical debate, this companion spans from the first Arab novel in 1911 to the resurgence of the Anglo-Arabic novel in the last 20 years. There are chapters on authors such as Ameen Rihani, Ahdaf Soueif and Waguih Ghali, and interviews with Laila Lalami, Hisham Matar and Fadia Faqir.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject English fiction -- Arab authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Arab authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Arab authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gana, Nouri. Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English : The Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013 9780748685530
ISBN 9780748685554 (electronic bk.)
0748685553 (electronic bk.)
9780748685530 (hbk.)
0748685537 (hbk.)