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Author Paniconi, Maria Elena

Title Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel Egyptian Intersections
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2022


Description 1 online resource (245 p.)
Series Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies
Routledge advances in Middle East and Islamic studies
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Building the nation, imagining the youth in early 20th-century Egypt -- 1.1 The Concept of "historical generation"" and the emerging shabāb ("educated youth") in the early 20th century -- 1.2 The split narrations of Egyptian youth (1907-1936) -- 2 The way of the Egyptian novel: Zaynab by Muḥammad Ḥusayn Haykal -- 2.1 A chat on a Parisian terrace -- 2.2 Morphology of a literary success -- 2.3 Hāmid's suspended trajectory
3 National allegory and Bildungsnarrative in 'Awdat al-rūḥ (Return of the Spirit) by Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm -- 3.1 The national allegory in 'Awdat al-rūḥ -- 3.2 'Awdat al-rūḥ as Künstlerroman -- 4 A personal, feminist, anti-colonial awakening: Al-Bāb al-maftūḥ (The Open Door) by Laṭīfa al-Zayyāt -- 4.1 Opening the canon: the first Arab female Bildung -- 4.2 Body, voice, domestic space and public space in Laylā's development -- 4.3 Al-bāb al-maftūḥ as "narrative of awakening" -- 5 The crisis-plot: Adīb by Ṭāhā Ḥusayn and Qindīl Umm Hāshim by Yaḥyā Ḥaqqī
5.1 The trope of the journey to Europe in the modern(ist) Egyptian novel -- 5.2 Anachronistic youth and "out-of-season" Bildung: Adīb by Ṭāhā Ḥusayn and Qindīl Umm Hāshim by Yaḥyā Ḥaqqī -- 6 The "disillusionment plot" in Najīb Maḥfūẓ and 'Abd al-Ḥakīm Qāsim -- 6.1 The historical disillusion and the change of narrative paradigm -- 6.2 Al-Qāhira al-jadīda (New Cairo) in the context of the canonisation of Maḥfūẓ -- 6.3 The paradigm of the loss of illusion in Maḥfūẓ -- 6.4 al-Qāhira al-jadīda: modernity as a simulacrum
6.5 'Abd al-'Azīz's pilgrimage towards himself in Ayyām al-insān al-sab'a (The Seven Days of Man) by 'Abd al-Ḥakīm Qāsim -- 7 Antiphrastic Bildung and multiple selves in the avant-garde literary movement -- 7.1 The Egyptian avant-garde movements and the Bildungsnarrative: beyond the national identity -- 7.2 The anti-Bildung: Sharaf by Ṣun 'allāh Ibrāhīm -- 7.3 Growth and splitting in two in Al-Khibā' by Mīrāl al-Ṭaḥāwi -- 7.4 The feminist "development novel": Faraj by Raḍwā 'Āshūr -- Epilogue -- The prevailing models: soul-nation allegory and crisis-plot -- Transversal themes -- Gendered teloi
Two examples of Bildungsnarrative in contemporary fiction -- The Egyptian Bildungsnarrative: a genre in progress -- Bibliography -- Index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Arabic fiction-Egypt-History and criticism
Bildungsromans, Arabic-History and criticism
Youth in literature.
Youth in literature
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351357241