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By Samah Selim

The e-book locates questions of languages, style, textuality and canonicity inside a old and theoretical framework that foregrounds the emergence of recent nationalism in Egypt. The ways that the cultural discourses produced by twentieth century Egyptian nationalism created an area for either a hegemonic and counter-hegemonic politics of language, type and position that inscribed a bifurcated narrative and social geography, are tested. The e-book argues that the rupture among the village and the town inside the Egyptian nationalism discourse is reproduced as a story dislocation that has persevered to symbolize and form the Egyptian novel mostly and the village novel specifically. examining the village novel in Egypt as a dynamic intertext that constructs modernity in an area ancient and political context instead of rehearsing an easy repetition of dominant eu literary-critical paradigms, this booklet deals a brand new method of the development of contemporary Arabic literary heritage in addition to to theoretical questions on the topic of the constitution and position of the radical as a cosmopolitan narrative style.

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