A matter of fate : the concept of fate in the Arab world as reflected in modern Arabic literature

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  • Oxford, [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press 2001
Physical description
1 online resource (345 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-280-47308-8
  • 0-19-535081-2
  • 1-60256-409-4
Notes
  • Includes translations of sixteen Arabic stories into English.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
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  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Contents; Key to the Transliteration; List of Translated Stories; Introduction; 1 God's Will: The Principle of the Prime Mover; 2 The Wheel of Time: The Agent of Corrosion; 3 Character: The Prison of Life; 4 Custom: The Yoke of Tradition; 5 Gender: The Female Experience; 6 Class and Capital: The Trap of Poverty and Tyranny; 7 Chance: The Random Arbiter; 8 To Wish or Not to Wish? The Double-Edged Sword; 9 Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Permissions; Index
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  • English
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