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His work, translated into over a dozen languages, opens onto and enriches the dialogue with contemporary world literature. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It wiil probably be more enlightening to take French lessons and translate the book yourself. It requires a sufficient historical, philosophical and literary education, no doubt.

Only 2 left in stock – order soon. Meddeb’s cultural history is wide-ranging but cursory and disjointed, and his often turgid style “Hierarchical mobility and hegemonic restructuring can only be developed on the globalized world, and can only be involved in a shared axiology” doesn’t make it easier to follow.

If this was a genuine attempt to communicate with the wider masses, of which I’m one, then it fails dismally. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Et ce n’est pas de sa faute, dirait Rimbaud, un autre horrible passeur.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Le narrateur-personnage veut donc voir d’autres espaces. This volume consists of a series of three long interviews with the author.

Peut-on subvertir ses signes dans sa propre langue? From the Origins to the Present Day, will discuss his work with the late author Princeton University Press,pages.

Aussi la re-naissance exige-t-elle un enracinement dans le sens mais aussi une re-construction permanente. Views Read Edit View history. In this impassioned, erudite, and deeply moving book, Abdelwahab Meddeb, born and raised in Tunis and now living in Paris, details the breadth and scope of the Arab intellectual tradition and dismantles common preconceptions held by the Islamic and Western worlds.

Unfortunately, Joris has used obsolete verbage, so expect to spend hours in the dictionary trying to figure out what Meddeb is really trying to say.

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However, he never uses those deficiencies to excuse the “crimes” committed, in part, in reaction to Western colonialism and self-interest. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His analysis, while learned and compelling, is, unfortunately, not entirely startling. Also, he has shown how tolerant was initially Islam.


I give to this book 4 stars not somehow for what I already wrote, but mostly because there is no Kindle version of it. That of course doesn’t change the current intolerance of many Muslim states.

But “ancient Islam, intelligent and likable” is vastly different from “the political forms of present Islam, stupid and detestable” and steeped in xenophobia, fanaticism, prudery and resentment, according to Meddeb.

Tunisian Poet and Essayist Abdelwahab Meddeb, – ArabLit

Brilliant and captivating history with deep insights about the plight and promise of Islam today. Mais il bouscule aussi les valeurs du monde islamique en conduisant en arabe l’expression “fils de dieu” en contradiction absolue avec un des fondements de la religion musulmane. Provide feedback about this page. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.