By Samah Selim
The publication locates questions of languages, style, textuality and canonicity inside a historic and theoretical framework that foregrounds the emergence of contemporary nationalism in Egypt. The ways that the cultural discourses produced by twentieth century Egyptian nationalism created an area for either a hegemonic and counter-hegemonic politics of language, category and position that inscribed a bifurcated narrative and social geography, are tested. The booklet argues that the rupture among the village and the town inside the Egyptian nationalism discourse is reproduced as a story dislocation that has endured to signify and form the Egyptian novel typically and the village novel specifically. examining the village novel in Egypt as a dynamic intertext that constructs modernity in an area ancient and political context instead of rehearsing an easy repetition of dominant eu literary-critical paradigms, this ebook bargains a brand new method of the development of recent Arabic literary background in addition to to theoretical questions regarding the constitution and function of the radical as a cosmopolitan narrative style.
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