Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture

Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture : The Making of a Tradition

3.5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$119.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

For the first time this book provides an examination of the impulses that went into the making of literary criticism in medieval Arab-Islamic culture. It traces the resulting characteristics of this area of intellectual enquiry and grounds the field of Arabic literary criticism in its social, intellectual and cultural context (3rd/9th century to the 5th/11th century).show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748608974
  • 9780748608973

Table of contents

Knowledge and cultural dialects; function of poetry in medieval Arab-Islamic society; beginnings; fanfare of controversy; against all odds - the making of a tradition.show more

About Wen-Chin Ouyang

Wen-chin Ouyang is Reader in Arabic Literature at SOAS. She is author of Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition (Edinburgh University Press, 1997), editor of New Perspectives on the Arabian Nights (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with Stephen Hart) of Companion to Magical Realism (Tamesis, 2005).show more

Review quote

The main virtue of this study is that it asks the sources questions never asked before and I know of no comparable book that deals with the status of the pre-modern Arab critic. -- Pierre Cachia, Columbia University, NewYork The main virtue of this study is that it asks the sources questions never asked before and I know of no comparable book that deals with the status of the pre-modern Arab critic.show more

Rating details

2 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 50% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 50% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X