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Ilex Foundation #08: Ruse and Wit: The Humorous in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Narrative

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The essays in Ruse and Wit examine in detail a wide range of texts (from nonsensical prose, to ribald poetry, titillating anecdotes, edifying plays, and journalistic satire) that span the best part of a millennium of humorous and satirical writing in the Islamic world, from classical Arabic to medieval and modern Persian, and Ottoman Turkish (and by extension Modern Greek). While acknowledging significant elements of continuity in the humorous across distinct languages, divergent time periods, and disparate geographical regions, the authors have not shied away from the particular and the specific. When viewed collectively, the findings presented in the essays collected here underscore the belief that humor as evidenced in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish narrative is a culturally modulated phenomenon, one that demands to be examined with reference to its historical framework and one that, in turn, communicates as much about those who produced humor as it does about those who enjoyed it.

Synopsis:

These essays examine a millennium of humorous and satirical writing in the Islamic world. Humor in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish narrative emerges here as a culturally modulated phenomenon that demands examination with reference to its historical framework and that, in turn, communicates as much about its producers as it does about its audience.

About the Author

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Persian Literature at Stanford UniversityOlga M. Davidson is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at Boston University.Anna Stavarakopoulou is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674066700
Subtitle:
The Humorous in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Narrative
Author:
Brookshaw, Dominic Parviz
Author:
Geert Jan Van Gelder
Author:
Van Gelder, Geert Jan
Author:
Marzolph, Ulrich
Author:
Gheissari, Ali
Author:
Davidson, Olga M.
Author:
Stavrakopoulou, Anna
Author:
Sprachman, Paul
Author:
Simidchieva, Marta
Publisher:
Ilex Foundation
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Ilex Series
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20121008
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , These essays examine a millennium of humorous and satirical writing in the Islamic world. Humor in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish narrative emerges here as a culturally modulated phenomenon that demands examination with reference to its historical framework and that, in turn, communicates as much about its producers as it does about its audience.
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