The Libyan Novel: Humans, Animals and the Poetics of Vulnerability (Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature) (Hardcover)

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Analysing prominent novelists such as Ibrahim al-Kuni and Hisham Matar, alongside lesser-known and emerging voices, this book introduces the themes and genres of the Libyan novel during the al-Qadhafi era. Exploring latent political protest and environmental lament in the writing of novelists in exile and in the Jamahiriyya, Charis Olszok focuses on the prominence of encounters between humans, animals and the land, the poetics of vulnerability that emerge from them, and the vision of humans as creatures (makhlūqāt) in which they are framed.

About the Author


Dr Charis Olszok is a Lecturer in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. She has translated two novels and numerous pieces of short Arabic fiction into English. This is her first monograph.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474457453
ISBN-10: 1474457452
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature