Catalogue


Assia Djebar : out of Algeria /
Jane Hiddleston.
imprint
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2006.
description
215 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1846310318, 9781846310317
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2006.
isbn
1846310318
9781846310317
catalogue key
6064150
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-211) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jane Hiddleston is a lecturer in French at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Exeter College.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An excellent overview of Djebar's work. [It] will appeal greatly to academics and research students in the UK and North America as well as the rest of Europe."-Ana de Medeiros, University of Kent
"An excellent overview of Djebar’s work. [It] will appeal greatly to academics and research students in the UK and North America as well as the rest of Europe."-Ana de Medeiros, University of Kent
"An impressive overview of the literary output of one of Algeria's most prolific writers. . . . This study is the first of its kind to devote itself entirely to the changing trajectory of Djebar's fiction." Modern Language Review
"A remarkable, compre
... a remarkable, comprehensive study of the celebrated francophone woman writer's literary trajectory.
"A remarkable, comprehensive study of the celebrated francophone woman writer''s literary trajectory." Clio
"A remarkable, comprehensive study of the celebrated francophone woman writer''s literary trajectory." -- CLIO
Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is sure to occupy an important place. Hiddleston's book is worth every penny.
Excellent... it will appeal greatly to academics and research students in the UK and North America as well as the rest of Europe as it gives an excellent overview of Djebar's work.
Excellent... it will appeal greatly to academics and research students in the UK and North America as well as the rest of Europe as it gives an excellent overview of Djebar's work.' Ana de Medeiros, University of Kent
Jane Hiddleston's Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is an impressive overview of the literary output of one of Algeria's most prolific writers. This study constitutes an indispensable resource for scholars and students alike with an interest in Djebar or, indeed, Algerian postcolonial literature generally.
Jane Hiddleston's broading-ranging, thoughtful monograph on the literary work (not the films) of Assia Djebar is a welcome addition to scholarship on a still under-discussed author. Performing an original and productive cross-fertilization between postcolonial (and, on occasion, Islamic) thought, and French theories of subjectivity, Hiddleston comprehensively treats the formidable body of Djebar's work...very important contribution to scholarship on Francophone literature.
The excellence of Hiddleston's research and writing bears testimony to a fine intelligence that promises an answer to come.
"...will appeal greatly to academics and research students in the UK and North America as well as the rest of Europe as it gives an excellent overview of Djebar's work." -- Ana de Medeiros, University of Kent
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Long Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In "Assia Djebar," Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar's development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa's tumultuous history. Djebar's early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer, "Assia Djebar "will interest scholars of post-colonial literature, women's studies, or Francophone culture.
Main Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In Assia Djebar, Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar's development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa's tumultuous history. Djebar's early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer, Assia Djebar will interest scholars of post-colonial literature, women's studies, or Francophone culture.
Main Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. InAssia Djebar, Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar's development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa's tumultuous history. Djebar's early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer,Assia Djebarwill interest scholars of post-colonial literature, women's studies, or Francophone culture.
Main Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In Assia Djebar , Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar's development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa's tumultuous history. Djebar's early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer, Assia Djebar will interest scholars of postcolonial literature, women's studies, or francophone culture.
Main Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In Assia Djebar , Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar’s development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa’s tumultuous history. Djebar’s early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer, Assia Djebar will interest scholars of postcolonial literature, women’s studies, or francophone culture.
Main Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In Assia Djebar , Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar's development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa's tumultuous history. Djebar's early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer, Assia Djebar will interest scholars of post-colonial literature, women's studies, or Francophone culture.
Main Description
For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar, Silver Chair of French at New York University and winner of the Neustadt Prize for Contribution to World Literature, has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama and film to vividly portray the world of Muslim women in all its complexity. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In Assia Djebar, Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar's development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa's tumultuous history. Whereas Djebar's early writings were largely an attempt to delineate clearly the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian embedded in that often violent history, she has in her more recent work evinced a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this significant writer, Assia Djebar will be of tremendous interest to anyone studying post-colonial literature, women's studies or Francophone culture.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
The Early Yearsp. 21
War, Memory and Postcolonialityp. 53
Feminism and Women's Identityp. 80
Violence, Mourning and Singular Testimonyp. 120
Haunted Algeriap. 158
Conclusionp. 181
Notesp. 186
Bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 212
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem