By Rasheed El-Enany
This is without doubt one of the first books in English to discover Arab responses to Western tradition and values in glossy Arab literature. via in-depth examine El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed quite often via works of fiction written via Arab authors through the 20th, and, to a lesser volume, 19th century. It constitutes an unique addition to the age-old East-West debate, and is especially appropriate to the present dialogue on Islam and the West.
Alongside elevating hugely topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims generally, the publication explores representations of the West via the most important Arab intellectuals over a two-century interval, as much as the current day, and may entice people with an curiosity in Islam, the center East, nationalism and the so-called ‘Clash of Civilizations’.
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Arab Representations of the Occident: East-West Encounters in Arabic Fiction (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by Rasheed El-Enany