The contributors maintain that Arabic literature reflects the Western postmodern condition without denying its own traditions. As such, Arabic Literature: Postmodern Perspectives paves the way for an important cultural dialogue between East and West.
This collection is ideal for students of Arabic and comparative literature and equally of interest to general readers.
Authors covered include Rabih Alameddine, Hoda Barakat, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Mahmoud Darwish, Assia Djebar and Elias Khoury. It provides an extensive list of further reading to complement the work.
About the Authors
Angelika Neuwirth is Chair of Arabic Studies at the Free University of Berlin and co-director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies in Berlin.
Andreas Pflitsch is a Research Fellow at the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies in Berlin and teaches Arabic Studies at the University of Bamberg and the Free University of Berlin.
Barbara Winckler is a Research Fellow at the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies in Berlin and teaches Modern Arabic Literature at the Free University of Berlin.
About the Publisher
Saqi Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa with two imprints: Westbourne Press is committed to releasing engaging works that offer an alternative, progressive perspective on the leading issues of our time, and Telegram publishes new and classic international writing.