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Author Ontl, Alen, author

Title A comparative analysis of the great American and Arab novel : a study of the USA and Cairo trilogies / by Alen Ontl
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018


Description 1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One; 1.1. Dominant perspectives of East and West; Chapter Two; 2.1. System theory; Chapter Three; 3.1. Dos Passos in the Tradition of Critical Realism; 3.2. The political space of the USA trilogy; 3.3. An analysis of ironic social commentary; Chapter Four; 4.1. Mahfouz's work in the context of colonial and postcolonial Arabic literature in Egypt; 4.2. The Social realism of Naguib Mahfouz; Chapter Five; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
Summary This book represents the first comparative reading of the Great Novel of American and Arabic literature to date. The Great American Novel, that most elusive and frustrating of concepts, ever-present in film and literary scholarship, has been an object of pursuit, inspiration and contention for more than a century. By reviewing the most serious literary scholarship in the field, this book identifies the work often recognized by critics as the quintessential American novel, the work that best captures the different aspects of American society, and compares and contrasts it with its counterpart i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-179)
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006 -- Criticism and interpretation
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. U.S.A
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006. Sukkar+yah
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006. Bayna al-qacrayn
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006. Qacr al-shawq
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. fast (OCoLC)fst00048297
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006. fast (OCoLC)fst01427741
Subject Fiction.
Comparative literature.
American fiction.
Egyptian fiction.
Literary studies: post-colonial literature.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers.
American fiction.
Comparative literature.
Egyptian fiction.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781527514300