Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L

Author: O. Classe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964367
Category: Authors
Page: 1714
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Fabulous Veils

Inspired by True Stories of Egyptian Women's Everyday Life
Author: Iman Abdel Azim Refaat
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789779044477
Page: N.A
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Fabulous Veils is a masterfully woven plot following the lives of three Egyptian women against the backdrop of a changing society. Their stories provoke the new generation to put an end to four decades of oppression, inequality and discrimination, writing history on their own terms for the first time in Egypt. Bringing up social issues whilst remaining a human story it is thoroughly readable and both strokes and punches the emotions. The novel is inspired by true stories of Egyptian women's everyday life.

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies

Shahrazad Tells Her Story
Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292784414
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 254
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Authors of autobiographies are always engaged in creating a "self" to present to their readers. This process of self-creation raises a number of intriguing questions: why and how does anyone choose to present herself or himself in an autobiography? Do women and men represent themselves in different ways and, if so, why? How do differences in culture affect the writing of autobiography in various parts of the world? This book tackles these questions through a close examination of Arab women's autobiographical writings. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley applies a variety of western critical theories, including Marxism, colonial discourse, feminism, and narrative theory, to the autobiographies of Huda Shaarawi, Fadwa Tuqan, Nawal el-Saadawi, and others to demonstrate what these critical methodologies can reveal about Arab women's writing. At the same time, she also interrogates these theories against the chosen texts to see how adequate or appropriate these models are for analyzing texts from other cultures. This two-fold investigation sheds important new light on how the writers or editors of Arab women's autobiographies have written, documented, presented, and organized their texts.

Egypt Guide

Author: John Bentley IV
Publisher: Open Road Pub
ISBN: 9781892975638
Category: Travel
Page: 608
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A guide to Egypt for the visitor. It contains historical background, along with full coverage of Cairo and its environs, and details on the pyramids, Nile Valley tombs and treasures, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, the Suez Canal Zone, Sinai Peninsula, the Oases of the Great Western Desert, and more. There are tips on diving, snorkelling, camel treks, hiking, cafes, antiquities museums, nightlife and shopping. This second edition features revised information on Egypt's hotels and restaurants.

May Her Likes Be Multiplied

Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt
Author: Marilyn Booth
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520925212
Category: History
Page: 498
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Marilyn Booth's elegantly conceived study reveals the Arabic tradition of life-writing in an entirely new light. Though biography had long been male-authored, in the late nineteenth century short sketches by and about women began to appear in biographical dictionaries and women's journals. By 1940, hundreds of such biographies had been published, featuring Arabs, Turks, Indians, Europeans, North Americans, and ancient Greeks and Persians. Booth uses over five hundred "famous women" biographies—which include subjects as diverse as Joan of Arc, Jane Austen, Aisha bt. Abi Bakr, Sarojini Naidu, and Lucy Stone—to demonstrate how these narratives prescribed complex role models for middle-class girls, in a context where nationalist programs and emerging feminisms made defining the ideal female citizen an urgent matter. Booth begins by asking how cultural traditions shaped women's biography, and to whom the Egyptian biographies were directed. The biographies were published at a time of great cultural awakening in Egypt, when social and political institutions were in upheaval. The stories suggested that Islam could be flexible on social practice and gender, holding out the possibility for women to make their own lives. Yet ultimately they indicate that women would find it extremely difficult to escape the nationalist ideal: the nuclear family with "woman" at its center. This conflict remains central to Egyptian politics today, and in her final chapter Booth examines Islamic biographies of women's lives that have been published in more recent years.

Memoirs from the Women's Prison

Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520088887
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
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Provides an account of the author's twenty-two day term in a women's prison in Egypt, where she was held on charges of attacking the ruling system, and where she stayed until President Sadat was assassinated

Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women

A Routledge Anthology
Author: Harriet Devine Jump
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134704658
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 464
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This anthology brings together twenty-eight lively and readable short stories by nineteenth-century women writers, including gothic tales to romances, detective fiction and ghost stories. Containing short fiction by well-known authors such as: * Maria Edgeworth * Mary Shelley * Elizabeth Gaskell * Margaret Oliphant Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women also includes: * a scholarly introduction * biographies for each of the authors * full explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading * a critical commentary, publication details and historical context * a full and wide-ranging bibliography The bibliography of resources and further reading will enable those interested in pursuing research on any author or topic to do so with ease, and a thematic index will enable teachers to select material best suited to their courses.

Called by Stories

Biblical Sagas and Their Challenge for Law
Author: Milner S. Ball
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325246
Category: Law
Page: 271
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Examines sagas from the Bible and how they shed light on the practice of law and on meaning of life in the legal profession.

Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt

Author: Gaston Maspero
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076393
Category: Reference
Page: 275
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Makes available a difficult-to-find folkloric scholarship classic and illuminates it with contemporary commentary from a preeminent authority on Egyptian folktales. * Makes available to modern readers the original 24 texts included in the 1915 English edition, including Tale of Two Brothers, the world's oldest Märchen * Includes a thoughtful introduction by Hasan El-Shamy, which establishes the historical context and examines the debates surrounding these ancient texts


Ein Leben
Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641083311
Category: History
Page: 448
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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

Women and the Egyptian Revolution

Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings
Author: Nermin Allam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108421903
Category: History
Page: N.A
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An examination of women′s political participation and engagement during and after the 2011 uprising in Egypt.


Der Roman ihres Lebens. Zweibändige Schuberausgabe
Author: Margaret George
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404144228
Category: Fiction
Page: 1584
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Ihre Schönheit war Legende, ihr Reichtum grenzenlos, ihre Macht gefährlich. Man verglich sie mit einer Spinne, die in ihrem Netz jeden römischen General fing, der so tollkühn war, sich in den Orient hinauszuwagen: Kleopatra VII., die letzte Pharaonin Ägyptens, die Geliebte von Julius Caesar und Marcus Antonius.In ihrem sorgfältig recherchierten Monumentalwerk läßt Margaret George die Geschichte einer klugen Herrscherin erstehen, die mit List auf den Thron gelangt und mit Weitblick regiert, um ihren Untertanen die römische Knechtschaft zu ersparen. Zugleich ist es das Tagebuch einer sinnlichen Frau, die vor Lebensfreude sprüht, aber auch den Tod nicht scheut, um ihre Kinder und ihr Land zu retten.

Changing Stories

Postmodernism and the Arab-Islamic World
Author: Inge E. Boer,Annelies Moors,Toine van Teeffelen
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051838916
Category: Social Science
Page: 166
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In Changing Stories: Postmodernism and the Arab-Islamic World some recent ideas current in postmodernist theoretical discourse are critically investigated and pragmatically applied to concrete issues relating to the contemporary Arab-Islamic world. In particular Jean-François Lyotard's distinction between grand narratives (or master stories) and small stories (or local narratives) is taken by the authors as a starting-point and point of reference and in various ways they address the legitimacy and applicability of this distinction. After a general introduction nine separate articles deal with the predicament of Palestinian women in the occupied territories, Dutch development-aid discourse in Gaza and the West Bank, Islamism and modernism in Tunisia, modernist and postmodernist political discourse in Egypt, feminism in Egypt and, as a travelling theory, in the Arab world as a whole, juridical and educational attitudes towards Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, and the concept of the Islamic city.The volume should therefore be of interest not only to those concerned with Middle Eastern studies but also to anyone wanting to keep abreast of the latest currents in critical and theoretical discourse.


Five Egyptian Men Tell Their Stories
Author: Nayra Atiya
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653565
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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Between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Nayra Atiya gathered the oral histories of five Egyptian men: a fisherman, an attorney, a scholar, a business- man, and a production manager. Through personal interviews over the course of several years, Atiya intimately captured the everyday triumphs and struggles of these young men in a rapidly changing Egyptian society. These tender stories of childhood experiences in the rural countryside, of the rigors of schooling, and of the many challenges in navigating adulthood shed light on both the rich diversity of Egyptian society and the values and traditions that are shared by all Egyptians. The concept of shahaama—a code of honor that demands loyalty, generosity, and a readiness to help others—is threaded throughout the narratives, reflecting its deeply rooted presence in Egyptian culture. Moving beyond leaden stereotypes of the oppressive Middle Eastern male, these candid self-portraits reveal the complexity of male identity in contemporary Egyptian society, highlighting the men’s desires for economically viable lives, the same desires that fuel the many Egyptians today working toward revolutionary change.

Arab Women Writers

An Anthology of Short Stories
Author: Dalya Cohen-Mor
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791483466
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 318
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A collection of sixty short stories by women writers from across the Arab world.