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Selected Studies in Modern Arabic Narrative
History, Genre, Translation

By Roger Allen

Selected Studies in Modern Arabic Narrative
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Paperback, 521 pages £37.00
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781937040765
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Cultural and Social Studies, Lockwood Press

No scholar has contributed as much to the study of Arabic narrative as Roger Allen, from his 1968 Oxford D. Phil thesis, "An annotated translation and study of the third edition of Hadith 'Isa ibn Hisham by Muhammad al-Muwaylihi," to his 2017 "Teaching the Maqamat in Translation." In the intervening fifty years, Roger Allen has authored, edited or translated 45 books, and written more than 200 articles.

His articles range widely in the areas of language pedagogy, translation theory, literary criticism, and literary history. This volume brings together a careful selection of studies, each significant for the ways in which Allen has illuminated the short story, the novella, the early novel, fiction, intertextuality, translation, autobiography, and historiography. Taken together, they provide a pre-eminent scholar's invaluable perspective on the histories and genres of modern narrative in Arabic and in translation.

His books include the pioneering The Arabic Novel: An Historical and Critical Introduction (Syracuse University Press, 1982, rev. 1995), and translations of Ben Salem Himmich, Yusuf Idris, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Ibrahim al-Koni, Naguib Mahfouz, and May Telmissany. 




In 1968 Roger Allen emigrated from his native-city of Bristol to the United States and took up a position in Arabic language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He was Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania for 43 years, until his retirement in 2011.





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 Paperback , 521 pages
 254mm x 178mm

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 Lockwood Press


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