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Author El Sadda, Hoda.
Title Gender, nation, and the Arabic novel : Egypt, 1892-2008 / Hoda Elsadda.
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PJ8212 .E53 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xlii, 261 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-239) and index.
Contents Introduction: gender, nation, and the canon of the Arabic novel -- Beginnings: discourses on ideal manhood and ideal womanhood -- The new man: conflicting masculinities in the fiction of Haikal, al-Mazini, and al-Rafi'i -- Tawfiq al-Hakim and the civilizational novel -- Naguib Mahfouz's trilogy: a national allegory -- Latifa al-Zayyat: gender and nationalist politics -- Defeated masculinities in Sonallah Ibrahim -- The personal is political: debating the new writing in the 1990s -- The postcolonial nomadic novel -- Liminal spaces/liminal identities: Hamdi Abu Golayyel, Ahmed Alaidy, and Muhammad 'Ala' al-Din -- Postscript: after Tahrir: imagining otherwise.
Subject Arabic fiction -- Egypt -- History and criticism.
Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Arabic fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Masculinity in literature.
Women in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Politics in literature.
ISBN 0815632967 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815632962 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 759173911