Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition
Edinburgh University Press

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

  • Publish Date: 2013-01-31
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

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Shortlisted for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2014

Uncovers the politics of nostalgia and madness inherent in the Arabic novel. The Arabic novel has taken shape in the intercultural networks of exchange between East and West, past and present. Wen-chin Ouyang shows how this has created a politics of nostalgia which can be traced to discourses on aesthetics, ethics and politics relevant to cultural and literary transformations of the Arabic speaking world in the 19th and 20th centuries. She reveals nostalgia and madness as the tropes through which the Arabic novel writes its own story of grappling with and resisting the hegemony of both the state and cultural heritage.


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