Nile Crossings: Hospitality and Revenge in Egyptian Rural Narratives

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Nile Crossings: Hospitality and Revenge in Egyptian Rural Narratives

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dc.contributor.author Granara, William E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-07T21:17:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Granara, William E. 2010. Nile Crossings: hospitality and revenge in Egyptian rural narratives. Journal of Arabic Literature 41(1-2): 121-135. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0085-2376 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1570-064x en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9882639
dc.description.abstract This essay looks at acts of hospitality and revenge as constituent elements of a broad social code in rural Egyptian narratives. By looking at five stories in particular, I argue that hospitality and revenge work in complementarity, and that they often trespass and blur each other’s social and literary borders, creating ambiguity and complexity in the stories. The traditional rules that govern hospitality are at times challenged or inverted by hostile intentions, and revenge may be exacted for common or personal well-being. Also, the Nile River, richly symbolic of Egyptian history and identity, plays a vital role in situating the self, in all its pristine, bifurcated, and sullied forms. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Brill en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1163/157006410X486765 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject Nile en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject revenge en_US
dc.subject hospitality en_US
dc.subject Egyptian short story en_US
dc.title Nile Crossings: Hospitality and Revenge in Egyptian Rural Narratives en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Arabic Literature en_US
dash.depositing.author Granara, William E.
dc.date.available 2012-11-07T21:17:33Z

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