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Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition
Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition
Our Price: $22.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 336
Binding Paperback
ISBN 520226674

Product Code: 756798361

Dwight F. Reynolds (ed). Demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography. Discusses 100 Arabic autobio. texts & presents 13 selections in translation. The authors of these autobio. represent an astonishing variety of geographical areas, occupations, & religious affiliations. This study explores the origins, historical development, & distinctive characteristics of autobio. in the Arabic tradition, drawing from texts written between the 9th & 19th cent. C.E. The 13 translated texts are drawn from the 1,000-year period covered by this survey & represent a variety of styles. Each text is preceded by a brief introduction guiding the reader to specific features in the text & providing general background info. about the author. Biblio.

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