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The Resource Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab literature : nationalism, identity and diaspora, Tasnim Qutait

Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab literature : nationalism, identity and diaspora, Tasnim Qutait

Label
Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab literature : nationalism, identity and diaspora
Title
Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab literature
Title remainder
nationalism, identity and diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Tasnim Qutait
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers an in-depth engagement with the growing body of Anglophone Arab fiction in the context of theoretical debates around memory and identity. Against the critical tendency to dismiss nostalgia as a sentimental trope of immigrant narratives, Qutait sheds light on the creative uses to which it is put in the works of Rabih Alameddine, Ahdaf Soueif, Hisham Matar, Leila Aboulela, Randa Jarrar, Rawi Hage, and others. Arguing for the necessity of theorising cultural memory beyond Eurocentric frameworks, the book demonstrates how Arab novelists writing in English draw on nostalgia as a touchstone of Arabic literary tradition from pre-Islamic poetry to the present. Qutait situates Anglophone Arab fiction within contentious debates about the place of the past in the Arab world, tracing how writers have deployed nostalgia as an aesthetic strategy to deal with subject matter ranging from the Islamic golden age, the era of anti-colonial struggle, the failures of the postcolonial state and of pan-Arabism, and the perennial issue of the diaspora's relationship to the homeland. Making a contribution to the transnational turn in memory studies while focusing on a region underrepresented in this field, this book will be of interest for researchers interested in cultural memory, postcolonial studies and the literatures of the Middle East."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Qutait, Tasnim
Dewey number
820.9358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1286.A73
LC item number
Q88 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Written culture and identity
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  • English literature
  • Nostalgia in literature
  • English literature
  • Nostalgia in literature
Label
Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab literature : nationalism, identity and diaspora, Tasnim Qutait
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The chaos of lost empires : Rabih Alameddine, Sabiha Khemir And Yasmin Zahran
  • Rewriting colonial encounters : Ahdaf Soueif, Fadia Faqir And Jamal Mahjoub
  • National histories and family narratives : Hisham Matar, Leila Aboulela And Randa Jarrar
  • Reimagining belonging in the diaspora : Robin Yassin-Kassab, Selma Dabbagh And Rawi Hage
Control code
1246539824
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780755617593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1246539824
Label
Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab literature : nationalism, identity and diaspora, Tasnim Qutait
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The chaos of lost empires : Rabih Alameddine, Sabiha Khemir And Yasmin Zahran
  • Rewriting colonial encounters : Ahdaf Soueif, Fadia Faqir And Jamal Mahjoub
  • National histories and family narratives : Hisham Matar, Leila Aboulela And Randa Jarrar
  • Reimagining belonging in the diaspora : Robin Yassin-Kassab, Selma Dabbagh And Rawi Hage
Control code
1246539824
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780755617593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1246539824

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