Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel

Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel

eBook - 2012
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Sufi characters - saints, dervishes, wanderers - occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists to interrogate Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Mas'adi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong intertextual relationship with the Sufi masters of the past, including Al-Hallaj, Ibn Arabi, Al-Niffari and Al-Suhrawardi. This relationship becomes a means of interrogating the limits of the creative self, individuality, rationality and the manifold possibilities offered by.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781299105720
1299105726
9780748655649
0748655646
9780748695850
0748695850
9780748641406
0748641408
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)

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