Concepts of Authorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Texts
Behzadi, Lale; Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko; Ghersetti, Antonella; u. a.; Behzadi, Lale; Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko (Hrsg.) (2015): Concepts of Authorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Texts. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.
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The objective of the contributions presented in this volume is the investigation of authorship in pre-modern Arabic texts. From several angles and different perspectives it has been asked how the author in his various facets and aspects, and as a principle of organization and guidance, can be traced and understood. The author can be perceived as a historical individual, a singular genius, or a gifted anthologist; he can claim authority or pass it on to others. The author can be invisible, applying textual strategies for steering the reader’s perception and interpretation, trying to leave the reader oblivious to his authorial interference. Although authors can be proud to present their knowledge and their opinions, they can also be reluctant to show themselves and can even disclaim their responsibility, depending on the issue at hand. The contributions gathered in this volume provide a fresh view on the multilayered nature of authorial functions and open up new perspectives on our understanding of the rich and diverse pre-modern Arabic culture and literature.
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April 1, 2016