Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition by Dwight F. Reynolds
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0520226674 | 346 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Autobiography is a literary genre which Western scholarship has ascribed mostly to Europe and the West. Countering this assessment and presenting many little-known texts, this comprehensive work demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography. Interpreting the Self discusses nearly one hundred Arabic autobiographical texts and presents thirteen selections in translation.