9780415425650

Literary Modernity Between the Middle East and Europe: Textual Transactions in 19th Century Arabic, English and Persian Literatures

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415425650

  • ISBN10:

    0415425654

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Providing a broad ranging and unique comparative study of the development of English, Persian and Arabic literature, this book looks at their interrelations with specific reference to modernity, nationalism and social value. It gives a strong theoretical underpinning to the development of Middle Eastern literature in the modern period.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on transliteration
Literary history and comparative literature: the Middle East and Europep. 1
Introduction
The literary abacus: transactions in nineteenth-century Arabic, English, and Persian literaturesp. 11
Nineteenth-century Arabian Nights' biographiesp. 35
Biographies of the Arabian Nights, an English chapterp. 37
Modern Arabic and Persian biographies of the Arabian Nightsp. 55
Writing travels and other transactionsp. 75
The inner subjects of Arabic and Persian travel texts on Europep. 77
On nothing and everything: travel , conversion, and the transformations of (Ahmad) Faris al-Shidyaq, Arab observer of Europep. 101
Transactions and translations: Hajji Baba Ispahani's value between English and Persian readershipsp. 126
Conclusion: toward critical philologyp. 145
Notesp. 149
Bibliographyp. 162
Indexp. 173
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