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The Wiles Of Men And Other Stories

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Author: Salwá Bakr
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292708006
Size: 12.28 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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by Salwá Bakr, The Wiles Of Men And Other Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Wiles Of Men And Other Stories books, "Here, finally, is some writing with a genuine purchase on things of worth. The collection of pithy short stories, filled with a sad wonder, tells of contemporary Egyptians . . . timorously rebelling against the conformism of life along the Nile." —Observer ". . . Bakr emerges as a fine observer of her country's times, with a vision which remains, for all its engagement, quirky and distinctively personal." — Times Literary Supplement Set among the poor of contemporary Cairo, these thirteen stories and one short novella tell of women struggling to provide themselves with the basic necessities of life. They explore the limits of self-awareness, the pressures to conform, and some of the strange paths to escape that women resort to in a conservative society shot through with social and sexual prejudice and preconceptions.




The American Bookseller

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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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Wiles Of Women The Wiles Of Men The

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Author: Shalom Goldman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143840431X
Size: 41.80 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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by Shalom Goldman, Wiles Of Women The Wiles Of Men The Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wiles Of Women The Wiles Of Men The books, Focusing on gender issues, this book compares and contrasts the treatment of the Potiphar's Wife motif--in which a woman makes vain overtures to a man and then accuses him of attempting to force himself upon her--in ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, and Islamic folklore.




The Literary World

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Category : Literature
Languages : en
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Mothers And Daughters In Arab Women S Literature

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Author: Dalya Abudi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004181148
Size: 51.72 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 335
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by Dalya Abudi, Mothers And Daughters In Arab Women S Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mothers And Daughters In Arab Women S Literature books, This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life.




Narratives Of Community

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Author: Roxanne Harde
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 493
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by Roxanne Harde, Narratives Of Community Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Narratives Of Community books, Narratives of Community draws together essays that examine short story sequences by women through the lenses of Sandra Zagarell''s theoretical essay, Narrative of Community. Reading texts from countries around the world, the collection''s twenty-two contributors expand scholarship on the genre as they employ diverse theoretical models to consider how female identity is negotiated in community or the roles of women in domestic, social and literary community. Grouped into four sections based on these examinations, the essays demonstrate how Zagarell''s theory can provide a point of reference for multiple approaches to women''s writing as they read the semiotic systems of community. While narrative of community provides an organizing principle behind this collection, these essays offer critical approaches grounded in a wide variety of disciplines. Zagarell contributes the collection''s concluding essay, in which she provides a series of reflections on literary and cultural representations of community, on generic categorizations of community, and on regionalism and narrative of community as she returns to theoretical ground she first broke almost twenty years ago. Overall, these essays bring their contributors and readers into a community engaged with a narrative genre that inspires and affords a rich and growing tradition of scholarship. With Narratives of Community, editor Roxanne Harde offers a wealth of critical essays on a wide variety of women''s linked series of short stories, essays that can be seen overall to explore the genre as a kind of meeting house of fictional form and meaning for an inclusive sororal community. The book itself joins a growing critical community of monographs and essay collections that have been critically documenting the rise of the modern genre of the story cycle to a place second only to the novel. But more than simply joining this critical venture, Narratives of Community makes a major contribution to studies in the short story, feminist theory, women''s studies, and genre theory. Its introduction and essays should prove of enduring interest to scholars and critics in these fields, as well as continue highly useful in the undergraduate and graduate classrooms. - Gerald Lynch, Professor of English, University of Ottawa The introduction, by Prof. Harde, and the 20 essays in the book dialogue with Sandra Zagarell''s proposed paradigm narratives of community, which other scholars have called short story cycles or story sequences. Zagarell''s proposal organically blends a generic model with a thematic concern to explain how women writing community often turn to a particular narrative style that itself supports the literary creation of that community. Harde and the volume contributors appropriate this brilliant and engaging proposal in the context of other crucial discussions of the genre-notably Forest Ingram''s germinal study, J. Gerald Kennedy''s work, and those by Robert Luscher, Maggie Dunn and Anne Morris, James Nagel, Gerald Lynch and (I''m honored to note), my own study on Asian American short story cycles-to expand the range of the critical discussion on the form. The quality and diversity of the essays remind us that there is still much work that can be done in the area of genre studies. The volume emphasizes an important caveat to one vital misconception: that although writers like James Joyce or Sherwood Anderson are thought to be the precursors or, even, inventors of the form, women''s sequences, by Sara Orne Jewett and Elizabeth Gaskell, among others, actually predate the work of the male writers. This fact suggests that the development of the form as a genre that attends to specific perspectives or creative formulations of and by women needs to be considered in depth. The temporal scope of the volume is therefore a vital contribution to scholarship on the form, as is the diversity of the writers analyzed. Indeed, the examination of narratives by writers from different countries and that focus on characters from different time periods, racial, religious, or ethnic communities, and social class impels a multilayered reading of the texts that inevitably promotes a nuanced understanding of the project of each of the writers, a project that connects issues of individuality and community in varied and often surprising ways. The essays thus critically explore the notion of community in its myriad associations with the individual and as a crucial site not only for women''s action upon the world but also for her creative endeavors. The essays in the volume revisit familiar texts-Naylor''s The Women of Brewster Place, Cisneros''s The House on Mango Street, Kingston''s The Woman Warrior, Welty''s The Golden Apples, Munro''s The Lives of Girls and Women, among others-but offer new perspectives on the way form interacts with issues of women''s communities and women creating community in these works. Significantly, it also offers readings on texts that have not been analyzed in detail from this perspective-Gaskell''s Cranford or Woolf''s A Haunted House, for example-thus contributing to a continuing conversation about the ways women write. The juxtaposition of the familiar and the new expand the paradigms of current criticism not only on the story cycle but also on women''s writing in general. -Rocio Davis, Professor of Literature, University of Navarre Roxanne Harde''s forthcoming volume, Narratives of Community: Women''s Short Story Sequences, provides an abundant collection of varied responses to Sandra Zagarell''s longstanding call for further in-depth exploration of the genre that Zagarell christened the narrative of community in her 1988 essay linking non-novelistic narrative form with representations of female experience. As Harde observes, such narratives of community overlap significantly with the growing canon of unified but discontinuous collections of autonomous stories that critics have variously labeled as the short story cycle/ sequence/ composite . . . The essays in her collection examine a rich variety of such works by women, extending the scholarship in this area. . . Harde''s ample collection of essays presents a concerted and diverse exploration of the implications of the short story sequence form as a representation of women''s lives as part of and in conflict with membership in a community. . . . Overall, Harde''s volume is a welcome addition to current scholarship on the short story sequence, bringing in a variety of new voices and perspectives to the community of scholars who have engaged in the exploration of this paradoxical, evolving, and increasingly popular genre. - Dr. Luscher




The Fortunate Island

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Author: Charles Heber Clark
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Size: 76.48 MB
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Category : American fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 333
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