Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction

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Syracuse University Press, 2003 M10 1 - 224 pages
This book undertakes the first sustained interpretation of all of Tayeb Salih's novels and short stories that constitute a single narrative cycle. The book focuses primarily on the ways in which his work depicts the clashing of Arab ideologiesthat is, questions of tradition, modernity, imperialism, gender, and political authority in the Arab world. The analysis of Salih's work elucidates his inventive form, while at the same time delineating both the development and the special character of Salih's art.

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Contents

The Early Short Stories
12
The Wedding of Zein
48
Season of Migration to the North
78
Bandarshah
125
The Latest Writings
169
Chronology of the Wad Hamid Cycle
179
References
183
Index
191
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Waïl S. Hassan is an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University, teaching courses in comparative literature, postcolonial studies, and literary and cultural theory. He holds advanced degrees in English and comparative literature from the American University in Cairo and in French and comparative literature from the University of Illinois.

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