Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture: Rewriting the Divine?, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture

Rewriting the Divine?, 1st Edition

By Sura Qadiri

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Description

This book explores the relationship between literary fiction and sacred scripture in contemporary works of fiction and thought. It presents positions that vary from a latent engagement with the divine to a very explicit upholding of a sense of dichotomy between literary text and sacred scripture.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Body, Text, Excess 2. Withdrawn Divine I: The Blank Book in Tahar Ben Jelloun's L'Enfant de sable and Amin Maalouf's Le Périple de Baldassare 3. Withdrawn Divine II: Vanishing Bodies and Empty Space in Georges Perec's La Disparition and Assia Djebar's La Disparition de la langue française 4. Divine Senses of Place: Mecca versus Madina 5. Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General