By Rasheed El-Enany
This is among the first books in English to discover Arab responses to Western tradition and values in smooth Arab literature. via in-depth study El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed usually via works of fiction written by way of 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 correct to the present dialogue on Islam and the West.
Alongside elevating hugely topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims mostly, the ebook explores representations of the West by means of the major Arab intellectuals over a two-century interval, as much as the current day, and should 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