Book launch: Literary Visions of the Middle East
Literary Visions assembles, in English translation, more than 40 prose texts of modern Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew fiction that shed light on modern Middle Eastern lifeworlds.
Literary Visions assembles more than 40 prose texts of modern Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew fiction that have attained canonical status in their respective national literary historiographies – not only because they display “typical” stylistic features of the periods in which they were written, but also because they mirror, in an exemplary manner, the political and social situations under which they were produced.
As unfiltered comments by Middle Easterners who lived through decisive phases of their societies’ development and experienced the ups and downs of their peoples’ histories, the voices that speak from this collection have the quality of representative sources that grant us immediate insight into Middle Eastern lifeworlds, from the 1850s until today.
- Åpning/innførende ord, Teresa Pepe
- Presentasjon av boka, Stephan Guth
- Det å lese skjønnlitteratur & emnetområdet "Literature, Cognition and Emotion (LCE)", Karin Kukkonen
The event is open to all, no registration required. Light refreshments.