Arab Representations of the Occident

Arab Representations of the Occident

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This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition to the age-old East-West debate, and is particularly relevant to the current discussion on Islam and the West. Alongside raising highly topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims in general, the book explores representations of the West by the foremost Arab intellectuals over a two-century period, up to the present day, and will appeal to those with an interest in Islam, the Middle East, nationalism and the so-called a€˜Clash of Civilizationsa€™.He was then sent to further his studies at Cambridge University, from which he returned in 1940 with an M.Litt. degree to ... He was released the following year and in 1961 became the literary editor of Egypta#39;s leading newspaper Al-Ahram, anbsp;...

Title:Arab Representations of the Occident
Author: Rasheed El-Enany
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-04-18

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