A Matter of Fate

A Matter of Fate : The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic Literature

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Dalya Cohen-Mor examines the evolution of the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. She contends that belief in fate has retained its vitality and continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and their social psychology. Interwoven with the chapters are 16 modern short stories that further illuminate this fascinating topic.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195133986
  • 9780195133981
  • 2,074,637

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The study is lucid and scholarly, and never moves away from its focus. * Middle East Journal *show more