The Cultural Function of Fiction : From the Bible to Libertine Literature : Historical Criticism and Social Critique in Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

TitleThe Cultural Function of Fiction : From the Bible to Libertine Literature : Historical Criticism and Social Critique in Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsAl-Bagdadi, N.
Journal titleArabica
Year1999
Pages375 - 401
Volume46
Issue3/4
Abstract

Examines Ahmad Faris Al-Sidyaq's writings from the late 1840s to the middle of 1850s during which he worked on his Bible translations, wrote the Gospel critique and published the first Arab novel. Association of Christianity with modernity; Origins and links between Al-Sidyaq's writings; Criticisms of his novel `al-Saq 'ala l-Saq fi ma huwa l-Faryaq'; Cognitive and literary perceptions in the novel.

Languageeng
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Department of History