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 learn El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed quite often via works of fiction written by way of Arab authors in the course of the 20th, and, to a lesser quantity, 19th century. It constitutes an unique addition to the age-old East-West debate, and is very suitable to the present dialogue on Islam and the West.
Alongside elevating hugely topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims in most cases, the ebook explores representations of the West by means of the main Arab intellectuals over a two-century interval, as much as the current day, and may attract 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